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Psalm1(1)Beatusvirquinonabiit

1Happyindeedistheman
whofollowsnotthecounselofthewicked,
norlingersinthewayofsinners
norsitsinthecompanyofscorners,
2butwhosedelightisthelawoftheLord
andwhopondershislawdayandnight.
3Heislikeatreethatisplanted
besidetheflowingwaters,
thatyieldsitsfruitindueseason
andwhoseleavesshallneverfade;
andallthathedoesshallprosper.
4Notsoarethewicked,notso!
Fortheylikewinnowedchaff
shallbedrivenawaybythewind.
5Whenthewickedarejudgedtheyshallnotstand,
norfindroomamongthosewhoarejust;
6fortheLordguardsthewayofthejust
butthewayofthewickedleadstodoom.

Psalm2(2)Quarefremueruntgentes
1Whythistumultamongnations,
amongpeoplesthisuselessmurmuring?
2Theyarise,thekingsoftheearth,
princesplotagainsttheLordandhisAnointed.
3Come,letusbreaktheirfetters,
come,letuscastofftheiryoke."
4Hewhositsintheheavenslaughs;
theLordislaughingthemtoscorn.
5Thenhewillspeakinhisanger,
hisragewillstrikethemwithterror.
6"ItisIwhohavesetupmykingonZion,
myholymountain."
7(IwillannouncethedecreeoftheLord:)
TheLordsaidtome:"YouaremySon.
ItisIwhohavebegottenyouthisday.
8AskandIwillshallbequeathyouthenations,
puttheendsoftheearthinyourpossession.
9Witharodofironyouwillbreakthem,
shatterthemlikeapotter'sjar."
10Now,Okings,understand,
takewarning,rulersoftheearth;
11servetheLordwithawe
andtrembling,payhimyourhomage
12lesthebeangryandyouperish;
forsuddenlyhisangerwillblaze.

BlessedaretheywhoputtheirtrustinGod.

Psalm3(3)Domine,quidmultiplicati
.2Howmanyaremyfoes,OLord!
Howmanyarerisingupagainstme!
.3Howmanyaresayingaboutme:
"ThereisnohelpforhiminGod."
.4Butyou,Lord,areashieldaboutme,
myglory,wholiftupmyhead.
.5IcryaloudtotheLord.
Heanswersfromhisholymountain.
.6Iliedowntorest,andIsleep.
Iwake,fortheLordupholdsme.
.7Iwillnotfeareventhousandsofpeople
whoarerangedoneverysideagainstme.
.8Arise,Lord;saveme,myGod,
youwhostrikemyfoesonthemouth,
youwhobreaktheteethofthewicked!
.9OLordofsalvation,blessyourpeople!

Psalm4(4)Cuminvocarem
2WhenIcall,answerme,OGodofjustice;
fromanguishyoureleasedme,havemercyandhearme!
3Omen,howlongwillyourheartsbeclosed,
willyoulovewhatisfutileandseekwhatisfalse?
4ItistheLordwhograntsfavorstothosewhomheloves;
theLordhearsmewheneverIcallhim.
5Fearhim;donotsin:ponderonyourbedandbestill
6Makejusticeyoursacrifice,andtrustintheLord.
7"Whatcanbringushappiness?"manysay.
Letthelightofyourfaceshineonus,OLord.
8Youhaveputintomyheartagreaterjoy
thantheyhavefromabundanceofcornandnewwine.
9Iwillliedowninpeaceandsleepcomesatonce
foryoualone,Lord,makemedwellinsafety.

Psalm5(5)Verbameaauribus
.2Tomywordsgiveear,OLord,
giveheedtomygroaning.

.3Attendtothesoundofmycries,
myKingandmyGod.
/.4ItisyouwhomIinvoke,OLord.
Inthemorningyouhearme;
inthemorningIofferyoumyprayer,
watchingandwaiting.
.5YouarenoGodwholovesevil;
nosinnerisyourguest.
.6Theboastfulshallnotstandtheirground
beforeyourface.
.7Youhateallwhodoevil;
youdestroyallwholie.
Thedeceitfulandbloodthirstyman
theLorddetests.
.8ButIthroughthegreatnessofyourlove
haveaccesstoyourhouse.
Ibowdownbeforeyourholytemple,
filledwithawe.
.9Leadme,Lord,inyourjustice,
becauseofthosewholieinwait;
makeclearyourwaybeforeme.
.10Notruthcanbefoundintheirmouths,
theirheartisallmischief,
theirthroatawideopengrave,
allhoneytheirspeech.
.11Declarethemguilty,OGod.
Letthemfailintheirdesigns.
Drivethemoutfortheirmanyoffenses,
fortheyhavedefiedyou.
.12Allthoseyouprotectshallbeglad
andringouttheirjoy.
Youshelterthem;inyoutheyrejoice,
thosewholoveyourname.
.13Itisyouwhoblessthejustman
yousurroundhimwithfavoraswithashield.

Psalm6(6)Domine,neinfurore
.2Lord,donotreprovemeinyouranger;
punishmenotinyourrage.
.3Havemercyonme,Lord,Ihavenostrength;
Lord,healme,mybodyisracked;
.4mysoulisrackedwithpain.
Butyou,OLord...howlong?
.5Return,Lord,rescuemysoul.

Savemeinyourmercifullove;
.6forindeathnooneremembersyou;
fromthegrave,whocangiveyoupraise?
.7Iamexhaustedwithmygroaning;
everynightIdrenchmypillowwithtears;
Ibedewmybedwithweeping.
.8Myeyewastesawaywithgrief;
Ihavegrownoldsurroundedbymyfoes.
.9Leaveme,allyouwhodoevil;
fortheLordhasheardmyweeping.
.10TheLordhasheardmyplea;
TheLordwillacceptmyprayer.
.11Allmyfoeswillretireinconfusion,
foiledandsuddenlyconfounded.

Psalm7(7)Domine,Deusmeus
.2LordGod,Itakerefugeinyou.
Frommypursuersavemeandrescueme,
.3lesthetearmetopieceslikealion
anddragmeoffwithnoonetorescueme.
.4LordGod,ifmyhandshavedonewrong,
.5ifIhavepaidbackevilforgood,
Iwhosavedmyunjustoppressor:
.6thenletmyfoepursuemeandseizeme,
lethimtramplemylifetotheground
andlaymysoulinthedust.
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.7Lord,riseupinyouranger,
riseagainstthefuryofmyfoes;
myGod,awake!Youwillgivejudgment.
.8Letthecompanyofnationsgatherroundyou,
takingyourseatabovethemonhigh.
.9(TheLordisjudgeofthepeoples.)
Givejudgmentforme,Lord;Iamjust
andinnocentofheart.
.10Putanendtotheevilofthewicked!
Makethejuststandfirm,
youwhotestmindandheart,
OjustGod!
.11Godistheshieldthatprotectsme,
whosavestheuprightofheart.
.12Godisajustjudge
slowtoanger;
buthethreatensthewickedeveryday,
.13menwhowillnotrepent.
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Godwillsharpenhissword;
hehasbracedhisbowandtakenaim.
.14Forthemhehasprepareddeadlyweapons;
hebarbshisarrowswithfire.
.15Hereisonewhoispregnantwithmalice,
whoconceivesevilandbringsforthlies.
.16Hedigsapitfall,digsitdeep;
andinthetraphehasmadehewillfall.
.17Hismalicewillrecoilonhimself;
onhisownheadhisviolencewillfall.
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.18IwillthanktheLordforhisjustice:
IwillsingtotheLord,theMostHigh.

Psalm8(8)Domine,Dominusnoster
.2Howgreatisyourname,OLordourGod,
throughalltheearth!
Yourmajestyispraisedabovetheheavens;
.3onthelipsofchildrenandofbabes
youhavefoundpraisetofoilyourenemy,
tosilencethefoeandtherebel.
.4WhenIseetheheavens,theworkofyourhands,
themoonandthestarswhichyouarranged,
.5whatismanthatyoushouldkeephiminmind,
mortalmanthatyoucareforhim?
.6Yetyouhavemadehimlittlelessthanagod;
withgloryandhonoryoucrownedhim,
.7gavehimpowerovertheworksofyourhands,
putallthingsunderhisfeet.
.8Allofthem,sheepandcattle,
yes,eventhesavagebeasts,
.9birdsoftheair,andfish
thatmaketheirwaythroughthewaters.
.10Howgreatisyourname,OLordourGod
throughalltheearth!

Psalm9(9.1)Confitebortibi
.2Iwillpraiseyou,Lord,withallmyheart;
Iwillrecountallyourwonders.
.3Iwillrejoiceinyouandbeglad,
andsingpsalmstoyourname,OMostHigh.

.4Seehowmyenemiesturnback,
howtheystumbleandperishbeforeyou.
.5Youupheldthejusticeofmycause;
yousatenthroned,judgingwithjustice.
.6Youhavecheckedthenations,destroyedthewicked;
youhavewipedouttheirnameforeverandever.
.7Thefoeisdestroyed,eternallyruined.
Youuprootedtheircities;theirmemoryhasperished.
.8ButtheLordsitsenthronedforever.
Hehassetuphisthroneforjudgment;
.9hewilljudgetheworldwithjustice,
hewilljudgethepeopleswithhistruth.
.10FortheoppressedlettheLordbeastronghold,
astrongholdintimesofdistress.
.11Thosewhoknowyournamewilltrustyou;
youwillneverforsakethosewhoseekyou.
.12SingpsalmstotheLordwhodwellsinZion.
Proclaimhismightyworksamongthepeoples,
.13fortheAvengerofbloodhasrememberedthem,
hasnotforgottenthecryofthepoor.
.14Havepityonme,Lord,seemysufferings,
youwhosavemefromthegatesofdeath;
.15thatImayrecountallyourpraise
atthegatesofthecityofZion
andrejoiceinyoursavinghelp.
.16Thenationshavefalleninthepitwhichtheymade,
theirfeetcaughtinthesnaretheylaid.
.17TheLordhasrevealedhimself,andgivenjudgment.
Thewickedaresnaredintheworkoftheirownhands.
.18Letthewickedgodownamongthedead,
allthenationsforgetfulofGod;
.19fortheneedyshallnotalwaysbeforgotten
northehopesofthepoorbeinvain.
.20Arise,Lord,letmennotprevail!
Letthenationsbejudgedbeforeyou.
.21Lord,strikethemwithterror,
letthenationsknowtheyarebutmen.

Psalm10(9.2)UtquidDomine
1Lord,whydoyoustandafaroff
andhideyourselfintimesofdistress?
2Thepoormanisdevouredbytheprideofthewicked:
heiscaughtintheschemesthatothershavemade.
3Forthewickedmanboastsofhisheart'sdesires;
thecovetousblasphemesandspurnstheLord.

4Inhispridethewickedsays:"Hewillnotpunish.
ThereisnoGod."Sucharehisthoughts.
5Hispathiseveruntroubled;
yourjudgmentisfarfromhismind.
Hisenemiesheregardswithcontempt.
6Hethinks:"NevershallIfalter:
misfortuneshallneverbemylot."
7Hismouthisfullofcursing,guile,oppression;
mischiefanddeceitareunderhistongue.
8Heliesinwaitamongthereeds;
theinnocenthemurdersinsecret.
Hiseyesareonthewatchforthehelplessman.
9Helurksinhidinglikealioninhislair;
helurksinhidingtoseizethepoor;
heseizesthepoormananddragshimaway.
10Hecrouches,preparingtospring,
andthehelplessfallbeneathsuchstrength.
11Hethinksinhisheart:"Godforgets,
hehideshisface,hedoesnotsee."
12Arisethen,Lord,liftupyourhand!
OGod,donotforgetthepoor!
13WhyshouldthewickedspurntheLord
andthinkinhisheart:"Godwillnotpunish"?
14Butyouhaveseenthetroubleandsorrow,
younoteit,youtakeitinhand.
Thehelplesstrustshimselftoyou;
foryouarethehelperoftheorphan.
15Breakthepowerofthewickedandthesinner!
Punishtheirwickednesstillnothingremains!
16TheLordiskingforeverandever.
Theheathenshallperishfromthelandherules.
17Lord,youheartheprayerofthepoor;
youstrengthentheirhearts;youturnyourear
18toprotecttherightsoftheorphanandoppressed:
sothatmortalmanmaystriketerrornomore.

Psalm11(10)InDomineconfido
1IntheLordIhavetakenmyrefuge.
Howcanyousaytomysoul:
"Flylikeabirdtoitsmountain.
2Seethewickedbracingtheirbow;
theyarefixingtheirarrowsonthestring
toshootuprightmeninthedark.
3Foundationsoncedestroyed,whatcanthejustdo?"

4TheLordisinhisholytemple,
theLord,whosethroneisinheaven.
Hiseyeslookdownontheworld;
hisgazetestsmortalmen.
5TheLordteststhejustandthewicked;
theloverofviolencehehates.
6Hesendsfireandbrimstoneonthewicked;
hesendsascorchingwindastheirlot.
7TheLordisjustandlovesjustice;
theuprightshallseehisface.

Psalm12(11)Salvamefac
.2Help,OLord,forgoodmenhavevanished;
truthhasgonefromthesonsofmen.
.3Falsehoodtheyspeakonetoanother,
withlyinglips,withafalseheart.
.4MaytheLorddestroyalllyinglips,
thetonguethatspeakshighsoundingwords,
.5thosewhosay:"Ourtongueisourstrength;
ourlipsareourown,whoisourmaster?"
.6"Forthepoorwhoareoppressedandtheneedywhogroan
Imyselfwillarise,"saystheLord,
"Iwillgrantthemthesalvationforwhichtheythirst."
.7ThewordsoftheLordarewordswithoutalloy,
silverfromthefurnace,seventimesrefined.
.8Itisyou,OLord,whowilltakeusinyourcare
andprotectusforeverfromthisgeneration.
.9Seehowthewickedprowloneveryside,
whiletheworthlessareprizedhighlybythesonsofmen.

Psalm13(12)Usquequo,Domine?
.2Howlong,OLord,willyouforgetme?
Howlongwillyouhideyourface?
.3HowlongmustIbeargriefinmysoul,
thissorrowinmyheartdayandnight?
Howlongshallmyenemyprevail?
.4Lookatme,answerme,LordmyGod!
GivelighttomyeyeslestIfallasleepindeath,
.5lestmyenemysay:"Ihaveovercomehim";
lestmyfoesrejoicetoseemyfall.
.6Asforme,Itrustinyourmercifullove.
Letmyheartrejoiceinyoursavinghelp:
.7LetmesingtotheLordforhisgoodnesstome,

singingpsalmstothenameoftheLord,theMostHigh.

Psalm14(13)Dixitinsipiens
1Thefoolhassaidinhisheart:
"ThereisnoGodabove."
Theirdeedsarecorrupt,depraved;
notagoodmanisleft.
2FromheaventheLordlooksdown
onthesonsofmen
toseeifanyarewise,
ifanyseekGod.
3Allhavelefttherightpath,
depraved,everyone;
thereisnotagoodmanleft,
no,notevenone.
4Willtheevildoersnotunderstand?
Theyeatupmypeople
asthoughtheywereeatingbread:
theyneverpraytotheLord.
5Seehowtheytremblewithfear
withoutcauseforfear:
forGodiswiththejust.
6Youmaymockthepoorman'shope,
buthisrefugeistheLord.
7OthatIsrael'ssalvationmightcomefromZion!
WhentheLorddelivershispeoplefrombondage,
thenJacobwillbegladandIsraelrejoice.

Psalm15(14)Domine,quishabitabit?
1Lord,whoshallbeadmittedtoyourtent
anddwellonyourholymountain?
2Hewhowalkswithoutfault;
hewhoactswithjustice
andspeaksthetruthfromhisheart;
3hewhodoesnotslanderwithhistongue;
Hewhodoesnowrongtohisbrother,
whocastsnosluronhisneighbor,
4whoholdsthegodlessindisdain,
buthonorsthosewhofeartheLord;
hewhokeepshispledge,comewhatmay;
5whotakesnointerestonaloan
andacceptsnobribesagainsttheinnocent.
Suchamanwillstandfirmforever.


Psalm16(15)Conservame,Domine
1Preserveme,God,Itakerefugeinyou.
2IsaytotheLord:"YouaremyGod.
Myhappinessliesinyoualone."
3Hehasputintomyheartamarvelouslove
forthefaithfuloneswhodwellinhisland.
4Thosewhochooseothergodsincreasetheirsorrows.
NeverwillIoffertheirofferingsofblood.
NeverwillItaketheirnameuponmylips.
5OLord,itisyouwhoaremyportionandcup;
itisyouyourselfwhoaremyprize.
6Thelotmarkedoutformeismydelight:
welcomeindeedtheheritagethatfallstome!
7IwillblesstheLordwhogivesmecounsel,
whoevenatnightdirectsmyheart.
8IkeeptheLordeverinmysight:
sinceheisatmyrighthand,Ishallstandfirm.
9Andsomyheartrejoices,mysoulisglad;
evenmybodyshallrestinsafety.
10Foryouwillnotleavemysoulamongthedead,
norletyourbelovedknowdecay.
11Youwillshowmethepathoflife,
thefullnessofjoyinyourpresence,
atyourrighthandhappinessforever.

Psalm17(16)ExaudiDomine
1Lord,hearacausethatisjust,
payheedtomycry.
Turnyoureartomyprayer:
nodeceitisonmylips.
2Fromyoumaymyjudgmentcomeforth.
Youreyesdiscernthetruth.
3Yousearchmyheart,youvisitmebynight.
Youtestmeandyoufindinmenowrong.
/4Mywordsarenotsinfulasaremen'swords.
Ikeptfromviolencebecauseofyourword,
5Ikeptmyfeetfirmlyinyourpaths;
therewasnofalteringinmysteps.
6IamhereandIcall,youwillhearme,OGod.
Turnyoureartome;hearmywords.
7Displayyourgreatlove,youwhoserighthandsaves

yourfriendsfromthosewhorebelagainstthem.
8Guardmeastheappleofyoureye.
Hidemeintheshadowofyourwings
9fromtheviolentattackofthewicked.
Myfoesencirclemewithdeadlyintent.
10Theirheartstightshut,theirmouthsspeakproudly.
11Theyadvanceagainstme,andnowtheysurroundme.
Theireyesarewatchingtostrikemetotheground,
12asthoughtheywerelionsreadytoclaw
orlikesomeyounglioncrouchedinhiding.
13Lord,arise,confrontthem,strikethemdown!
Letyourswordrescuemysoulfromthewicked;
14letyourhand,OLord,rescuemefrommen,
frommenwhoserewardisinthispresentlife.
Yougivethemtheirfillofyourtreasures;
theyrejoiceinabundanceofoffspring
andleavetheirwealthtotheirchildren.
15Asforme,inmyjusticeIshallseeyourface
andbefilled,whenIawake,withthesightofyourglory.

Psalm18(17)Diligamte,Domine
.2Iloveyou,Lord,mystrength,
.3myrock,myfortress,mysavior.
MyGodistherockwhereItakerefuge;
myshield,mymightyhelp,mystronghold.
.4TheLordisworthyofallpraise,
whenIcallIamsavedfrommyfoes.
.5Thewavesofdeathroseaboutme;
thetorrentsofdestructionassailedme;
.6thesnaresofthegraveentangledme;
thetrapsofdeathconfrontedme.
.7InmyanguishIcalledtotheLord;
IcriedtoGodforhelp.
Fromhistempleheheardmyvoice;
mycrycametohisears.
.8Thentheearthreeledandrocked;
themountainswereshakentotheirbase:
theyreeledathisterribleanger.
.9Smokecameforthfromhisnostrils
andscorchingfirefromhismouth:
coalsweresetablazebyitsheat.
.10Heloweredtheheavensandcamedown,
ablackcloudunderhisfeet.
.11Hecameenthronedonthecherubim,

heflewonthewingsofthewind.
.12Hemadethedarknesshiscovering,
thedarkwatersoftheclouds,histent.
.13Abrightnessshoneoutbeforehim
withhailstonesandflashesoffire.
.14TheLordthunderedintheheavens;
TheMostHighlethisvoicebeheard.
.15Heshothisarrows,scatteredthefoe,
flashedhislightningsandputthemtoflight.
.16Thebedoftheoceanwasrevealed;
thefoundationsoftheworldwerelaidbare
atthethunderofyourthreat,OLord,
attheblastofthebreathofyouranger.
.17Fromonhighhereacheddownandseizedme;
hedrewmeforthfromthemightywaters.
.18hesnatchedmefrommypowerfulfoe,
frommyenemieswhosestrengthIcouldnotmatch.
.19Theyassailedmeinthedayofmymisfortune,
buttheLordwasmysupport.
.20Hebroughtmeforthintofreedom,
hesavedmebecausehelovedme.
.21HerewardedmebecauseIwasjust,
repaidme,formyhandswereclean,
.22forIhavekeptthewayoftheLord,
andhavenotfallenawayfrommyGod.
.23Forhisjudgmentsareallbeforeme:
Ihaveneverneglectedhiscommands.
.24Ihavealwaysbeenuprightbeforehim;
Ihavekeptmyselffromguilt.
.25HerepaidmebecauseIwasjust
andmyhandswerecleaninhiseyes.
.26Youarelovingwiththosewholoveyou:
youshowyourselfperfectwiththeperfect.
.27Withthesincereyoushowyourselfsincere,
butthecunningyououtdoincunning.
.28Foryousaveahumblepeople
buthumbletheeyesthatareproud.
.29You,OLord,aremylamp,
myGodwholightensmydarkness.
.30WithyouIcanbreakthroughanybarrier,
withmyGodIcanscaleanywall.
.31AsforGod,hiswaysareperfect;
thewordoftheLord,purestgold.
Heindeedistheshield
ofallwhomakehimtheirrefuge.

.32ForwhoisGodbuttheLord?
WhoisarockbutourGod?
.33theGodwhogirdsmewithstrength
andmakesthepathsafebeforeme.
.34Myfeetyoumakeswiftasthedeer's;
youhavemademestandfirmontheheights.
.35Youhavetrainedmyhandsforbattle
andmyhandstobendtheheavybow.
.36Yougavemeyoursavingshield;
youupheldme,trainedmewithcare.
.37Yougavemefreedomformysteps;
myfeethaveneverslipped.
.38Ipursuedandovertookmyfoes,
neverturningbacktilltheywereslain.
.39Ismotethemsotheycouldnotrise;
theyfellbeneathmyfeet.
.40Yougirdedmewithstrengthforbattle;
youmademyenemiesfallbeneathme,
.41youmademyfoestakeflight;
thosewhohatedmeIdestroyed.
.42Theycried,buttherewasnoonetosavethem;
theycriedtotheLord,butinvain.
.43Icrushedthemfineasdustbeforethewind;
trodthemdownlikedirtinthestreets.
.44Yousavedmefromthefeudsofthepeople
andputmeattheheadofthenations.
Peopleunknowntomeservedme:
.45whentheyheardofmetheyobeyedme.
Foreignnationscametomecringing:
.46foreignnationsfadedaway.
Theycametremblingoutoftheirstrongholds.
.47LonglifetotheLord,myrock!
PraisedbetheGodwhosavesme,
.48theGodwhogivesmeredress
andsubduespeopleunderme.
.49Yousavedmefrommyfuriousfoes.
Yousetmeabovemyassailants.
Yousavedmefromviolentmen,
.50soIwillpraiseyou,Lord,amongthenations:
Iwillsingapsalmtoyourname.
.51Hehasgivengreatvictoriestohisking
andshownhisloveforhisanointed,
forDavidandhissonsforever.

Psalm19(18)Caelienarrant

.2TheheavensproclaimthegloryofGod,
andthefirmamentshowsforththeworkofhishands.
.3Dayuntodaytakesupthestory
andnightuntonightmakesknownthemessage.
.4Nospeech,noword,novoiceisheard
.5yettheirspanextendsthroughalltheearth,
theirwordstotheutmostboundsoftheworld.
Therehehasplacedatentforthesun;
.6itcomesforthlikeabridegroomcomingfromhistent,
rejoiceslikeachampiontorunitscourse.
.7Attheendoftheskyistherisingofthesun;
tothefurthestendoftheskyisitscourse.
Thereisnothingconcealedfromitsburningheat.
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.8ThelawoftheLordisperfect,
itrevivesthesoul.
TheruleoftheLordistobetrusted,
itgiveswisdomtothesimple.
.9ThepreceptsoftheLordareright,
theygladdentheheart.
ThecommandoftheLordisclear,
itgiveslighttotheeyes.
.10ThefearoftheLordisholy,
abidingforever.
ThedecreesoftheLordaretruth
andallofthemjust.
.11Theyaremoretobedesiredthangold,
thanthepurestofgold
andsweeteraretheythanhoney,
thanhoneyfromthecomb.
.12Sointhemyourservantfindsinstruction;
greatrewardisintheirkeeping.
.13Butwhocandetectallhiserrors?
Fromhiddenfaultsacquitme.
.14Frompresumptionrestrainyourservant
andletitnotruleme.
ThenshallIbeblameless,
cleanfromgravesin.
.15Maythespokenwordsofmymouth,
thethoughtsofmyheart,
winfavorinyoursight,OLord,
myrescuer,myrock!

Psalm20(19)ExaudiatteDominus
.2MaytheLordanswerintimeoftrial;
maythenameofJacob'sGodprotectyou.
.3Mayhesendyouhelpfromhisshrine
andgiveyousupportfromZion.
.4Mayherememberallyourofferings
andreceiveyoursacrificewithfavor.
.5Mayhegiveyouyourheart'sdesire
andfulfilleveryoneofyourplans.
.6Mayweringoutourjoyatyourvictory
andrejoiceinthenameofourGod.
(MaytheLordgrantallyourprayers.)
.7IamsurenowthattheLord
willgivevictorytohisanointed,
willreplyfromhisholyheaven
withthemightyvictoryofhishand.
.8Sometrustinchariotsorhorses,
butweinthenameoftheLord.
.9Theywillcollapseandfall,
butweshallholdandstandfirm.
.10Givevictorytotheking,OLord,
giveansweronthedaywecall.

Psalm21(20)Domine,invirtutetua
.2OLord,yourstrengthgivesjoytotheKing;
howyoursavinghelpmakeshimglad!
.3Youhavegrantedhimhisheart'sdesire;
youhavenotrefusedtheprayerofhislips.
.4Youcametomeethimwiththeblessingsofsuccess,
youhavesetonhisheadacrownofpuregold.
.5Heaskedyouforlifeandthisyouhavegiven,
daysthatwilllastfromagetoage.
.6Yoursavinghelphasgivenhimglory.
Youhavelaiduponhimmajestyandsplendor,
.7youhavegrantedyourblessingstohimforever.
Youhavemadehimrejoicewiththejoyofyourpresence.
.8ThekinghasputhistrustintheLord:
throughthemercyoftheMostHighheshallstandfirm.
.9Hishandwillseekandfindallhisfoes,
hisrighthandfindoutthosethathatehim.
.10Youwillburnthemlikeablazingfurnace
onthedaywhenyouappear.
AndtheLordwilldestroytheminhisanger;

firewillswallowthemup.
.11Youwillwipeouttheirracefromtheearth
andtheirchildrenfromthesonsofmen.
.12Thoughtheyplanevilagainstyou,
thoughtheyplot,theyshallnotprevail.
.13Foryouwillforcethemtoretreat;
atthemyouwillaimwithyourbow.
.14OLord,ariseinyourstrength;
weshallsingandpraiseyourpower.

Psalm22(21)Deus,Deusmeus
.2MyGod,myGod,whyhaveyouforsakenme?
Youarefarfrommypleaandthecryofmydistress.
.3OmyGod,Icallbydayandyougivenoreply;
IcallbynightandIfindnopeace.
.4Yetyou,OGod,areholy,
enthronedonthepraisesofIsrael.
.5Inyouourfathersputtheirtrust;
theytrustedandyousetthemfree.
.6Whentheycriedtoyou,theyescaped.
Inyoutheytrustedandneverinvain.
.7ButIamawormandnoman,
scornedbymen,despisedbythepeople.
.8Allwhoseemederideme.
Theycurltheirlips,theytosstheirheads.
.9"HetrustedintheLord,lethimsavehim;
lethimreleasehimifthisishisfriend."
.10Yes,itwasyouwhotookmefromthewomb,
entrustedmetomymother'sbreast.
.11ToyouIwascommittedfrommybirth,
frommymother'swombyouhavebeenmyGod.
.12Donotleavemealoneinmydistress;
Comeclose,thereisnoneelsetohelp.
.13Manybullshavesurroundedme,
fiercebullsofBashanclosemein.
.14Againstmetheyopenwidetheirjaws,
likelions,rendingandroaring.
.15LikewaterIampouredout,
disjointedareallmybones.
Myhearthasbecomelikewax,
itismeltedwithinmybreast.
.16Parchedasburntclayismythroat,
mytonguecleavestomyjaws.
.17Manydogshavesurroundedme,
abandofthewickedbesetme.

Theytearholesinmyhandsandmyfeet
.16candlaymeinthedustofdeath.
.18Icancounteveryoneofmybones.
Thesepeoplestareatmeandgloat;
.19theydividemyclothingamongthem.
Theycastlotsformyrobe.
.20OLord,donotleavemealone,
mystrength,makehastetohelpme!
.21Rescuemysoulfromthesword,
mylifefromthegripofthesedogs.
.22Savemylifefromthejawsoftheselions,
mypoorsoulfromthehornsoftheseoxen.
.23Iwilltellofyournametomybrethren
andpraiseyouwheretheyareassembled.
.24"YouwhofeartheLordgivehimpraise;
allsonsofJacob,givehimglory.
Reverehim,Israel'ssons.
.25Forhehasneverdespised
norscornedthepovertyofthepoor.
Fromhimhehasnothiddenhisface,
butheheardthepoormanwhenhecried."
.26Youaremypraiseinthegreatassembly.
MyvowsIwillpaybeforethosewhofearhim.
.27Thepoorshalleatandshallhavetheirfill.
TheyshallpraisetheLord,thosewhoseekhim.
Maytheirheartsliveforeverandever!
.28AlltheearthshallrememberandreturntotheLord,
allfamiliesofthenationsworshipbeforehim;
.29forthekingdomistheLord's,heisrulerofthenations.
.30Theyshallworshiphim,allthemightyoftheearth;
beforehimshallbowallwhogodowntothedust.
/.31Andmysoulshallliveforhim,mychildrenservehim.
TheyshalltelloftheLordtogenerationsyettocome,
.32declarehisfaithfulnesstopeoplesyetunborn:
"ThesethingstheLordhasdone."

Psalm23(22)Dominusregitme
1TheLordismyshepherd;
thereisnothingIshallwant.
2Freshandgreenarethepastures
wherehegivesmerepose.
Nearrestfulwatersheleadsme,
3torevivemydroopingspirit.
Heguidesmealongtherightpath;
heistruetohisname.
4IfIshouldwalkinthevalleyofdarkness

noevilwouldIfear.
Youaretherewithyourcrookandyourstaff;
withtheseyougivemecomfort.
5Youhavepreparedabanquetforme
inthesightofmyfoes.
Myheadyouhaveanointedwithoil;
mycupisoverflowing.
6Surelygoodnessandkindnessshallfollowme
allthedaysofmylife.
IntheLord'sownhouseshallIdwell
foreverandever.

Psalm24(23)Dominiestterra
1TheLord'sistheearthanditsfullness,
theworldandallitspeoples.
2Itishewhosetitontheseas;
onthewatershemadeitfirm.
3WhoshallclimbthemountainoftheLord?
Whoshallstandinhisholyplace?
4Themanwithcleanhandsandpureheart,
whodesiresnotworthlessthings,
(whohavenotswornsoastodeceivetheirneighbor.)
5HeshallreceiveblessingsfromtheLord
andrewardfromtheGodwhosaveshim.
6Sucharethemenwhoseekhim,
seekthefaceoftheGodofJacob.
***
7Ogates,lifthighyourheads;
growhigher,ancientdoors.
Lethimenter,thekingofglory!
8Whoisthekingofglory?
TheLord,themighty,thevaliant,
theLord,thevaliantinwar.
9Ogates,lifthighyourheads;
growhigher,ancientdoors.
Lethimenter,thekingofglory!
10Whoishe,thekingofglory?
He,theLordofarmies,
heisthekingofglory.

Psalm25(24)Adte,Domine,levavi

1Toyou,OLord,Iliftupmysoul.
2Itrustyou,letmenotbedisappointed;
donotletmyenemiestriumph.
3Thosewhohopeinyoushallnotbedisappointed,
butonlythosewhowantonlybreakfaith.
4Lord,makemeknowyourways.
Lord,teachmeyourpaths.
5Makemewalkinyourtruth,andteachme:
foryouareGodmysavior.
InyouIhopealldaylong
7cbecauseofyourgoodness,OLord.
6Rememberyourmercy,Lord,
andtheloveyouhaveshownfromofold.
7Donotrememberthesinsofmyyouth.
Inyourloverememberme.
8TheLordisgoodandupright.
Heshowsthepathtothosewhostray,
9Heguidesthehumbleintherightpath,
Heteacheshiswaytothepoor.
10Hiswaysarefaithfulnessandlove
forthosewhokeephiscovenantandlaw.
11Lord,forthesakeofyourname
forgivemyguilt,foritisgreat.
12IfanyonefearstheLord
hewillshowhimthepathheshouldchoose.
13Hissoulshallliveinhappiness
andhischildrenshallpossesstheland.
14TheLord'sfriendshipisforthosewhoreverehim;
tothemherevealshiscovenant.
15MyeyesarealwaysontheLord;
forherescuesmyfeetfromthesnare.
16Turntomeandhavemercy
forIamlonelyandpoor.
17Relievetheanguishofmyheart
andsetmefreefrommydistress.
18Seemyafflictionandmytoil
andtakeallmysinsaway.
19Seehowmanyaremyfoes;
howviolenttheirhatredforme.
20Preservemylifeandrescueme.
Donotdisappointme,youaremyrefuge.
21Mayinnocenceanduprightnessprotectme:
formyhopeisinyou,OLord.
22RedeemIsrael,OGod,fromallitsdistress.

Psalm26(25)Judicame,Domine

1Givejudgmentforme,OLord:
forIwalkthepathofperfection.
ItrustintheLord;Ihavenotwavered.
2Examineme,Lord,andtryme;
Otestmyheartandmymind,
3foryourloveisbeforemyeyes
andIwalkaccordingtoyourtruth.
4Inevertakemyplacewithliars
andwithhypocritesIshallnotgo.
5Ihatetheevildoer'scompany:
Iwillnottakemyplacewiththewicked.
6ToprovemyinnocenceIwashmyhands
andtakemyplacearoundyouraltar,
7singingasongofthanksgiving,
proclaimingallyourwonders.
8OLord,Ilovethehousewhereyoudwell,
theplacewhereyourgloryabides.
9Donotsweepmeawaywithsinners,
normylifewithbloodthirstymen
10inwhosehandsareevilplots,
whoserighthandsarefilledwithgold.
11Asforme,Iwalkthepathofperfection.
Redeemmeandshowmeyourmercy.
12Myfootstandsonlevelground:
IwillblesstheLordintheassembly.

Psalm27(26)Dominusilluminatio
1TheLordismylightandmyhelp;
whomshallIfear?
TheLordisthestrongholdofmylife;
beforewhomshallIshrink?
2Whenevildoersdrawnear
todevourmyflesh,
itisthey,myenemiesandfoes,
whostumbleandfall.
3Thoughanarmyencampagainstme
myheartwouldnotfear.
Thoughwarbreakoutagainstme
eventhenwouldItrust.
4ThereisonethingIaskoftheLord,
forthisIlong,
toliveinthehouseoftheLord,
allthedaysofmylife,
tosavorthesweetnessoftheLord,

tobeholdhistemple.
5Fortherehekeepsmesafeinhistent
inthedayofevil.
Hehidesmeintheshelterofhistent,
onarockhesetsmesafe.
6Andnowmyheadshallberaised
abovemyfoeswhosurroundme
andIshallofferwithinhistent
asacrificeofjoy.
IwillsingandmakemusicfortheLord.
7OLord,hearmyvoicewhenIcall;
havemercyandanswer.
8Ofyoumyhearthasspoken:
"Seekhisface."
Itisyourface,OLord,thatIseek;
9hidenotyourface.
Dismissnotyourservantinanger;
youhavebeenmyhelp.
Donotabandonorforsakeme,
OGodmyhelp!
10Thoughfatherandmotherforsakeme,
theLordwillreceiveme.
11Instructme,Lord,inyourway;
onanevenpathleadme.
/12Whentheylieinambushprotectme
frommyenemy'sgreed.
Falsewitnessesriseagainstme,
breathingoutfury.
13IamsureIshallseetheLord'sgoodness
inthelandoftheliving.
14Hopeinhim,holdfirmandtakeheart.
HopeintheLord!

Psalm28(27)AdteDomine
1Toyou,OLord,Icall,
myrock,hearme.
IfyoudonotheedIshallbecome
likethoseinthegrave.
2Hearthevoiceofmypleading
asIcallforhelp,
asIliftupmyhandsinprayer
toyourholyplace.
3Donotdragmeawaywiththewicked,
withtheevildoers,

whospeakwordsofpeacetotheirneighbors
butwithevilintheirhearts.
4Repaythemastheiractionsdeserve
andthemaliceoftheirdeeds.
Repaythemfortheworksoftheirhands;
givethemtheirdesserts.
5FortheyignorethedeedsoftheLord
andtheworkofhishands.
(Mayheruinthemandneverrebuildthem.)
6BlessedbeLordforhehasheard
mycry,myappeal.
7TheLordismystrengthandmyshield;
inhimmyhearttrusts.
Iwashelped,myheartrejoices
andIpraisehimwithmysong.
8TheLordisthestrengthofhispeople,
afortresswherehisanointedfindsalvation.
9Saveyourpeople;blessIsraelyourheritage.
Betheirshepherdandcarrythemforever.

Psalm29(28)AfferteDomino
1OgivetheLord,yousonsofGod,
givetheLordgloryandpower;
2givetheLordthegloryofhisname.
AdoretheLordinhisholycourt.
3TheLord'svoiceresoundingonthewaters,
theLordontheimmensityofwaters;
4thevoiceoftheLord,fullofpower,
thevoiceoftheLord,fullofsplendor.
5TheLord'svoiceshatteringthecedars,
theLordshattersthecedarsofLebanon;
6hemakesLebanonleaplikeacalf
andSirionlikeayoungwildox.
7(TheLord'svoiceflashesflamesoffire.)
8TheLord'svoiceshakingthewilderness,
theLordshakesthewildernessofKadesh;
9theLord'svoicerendingtheoaktree
andstrippingtheforestbare.
3bTheGodofglorythunders.
10Inhistempletheyallcry:"Glory!"
TheLordsatenthronedovertheflood;
theLordsitsaskingforever.
11TheLordwillgivestrengthtohispeople,
theLordwillblesshispeoplewithpeace.


Psalm30(29)Exaltabote,Domine
.2Iwillpraiseyou,Lord,youhaverescuedme
andhavenotletmyenemiesrejoiceoverme.
***
.3OLord,Icriedtoyouforhelp
andyou,myGod,havehealedme.
.4OLord,youhaveraisedmysoulfromthedead,
restoredmetolifefromthosewhosinkintothegrave.
.5SingpsalmstotheLord,youwholovehim,
givethankstohisholyname.
.6Hisangerlastsamoment;hisfavorallthroughlife.
Atnighttherearetears,butjoycomeswithdawn.
.7Isaidtomyselfinmygoodfortune:
"Nothingwilleverdisturbme."
.8Yourfavorhadsetmeonamountainfastness,
thenyouhidyourfaceandIwasputtoconfusion.
.9Toyou,Lord,Icried,
tomyGodImadeappeal:
.10"Whatprofitwouldmydeathbe,mygoingtothegrave?
Candustgiveyoupraiseorproclaimyourtruth?
.11TheLordlistenedandhadpity.
TheLordcametomyhelp.
.12Formeyouhavechangedmymourningintodancing,
youremovedmysackclothandclothedmewithjoy.
.13Somysoulsingspsalmstoyouunceasingly.
OLordmyGod,Iwillthankyouforever.

Psalm31(30)Inte,Domine,speravi
.2Inyou,OLord,Itakerefuge.
Letmeneverbeputtoshame.
Inyourjustice,setmefree,
.3hearmeandspeedilyrescueme.
Bearockofrefugeforme,
amightystrongholdtosaveme,
.4foryouaremyrock,mystronghold.
Foryourname'ssake,leadmeandguideme.
.5Releasemefromthesnarestheyhavehidden
foryouaremyrefuge,Lord.
.6IntoyourhandsIcommendmyspirit.
Itisyouwhowillredeemme,Lord.
/.7OGodoftruth,youdetest

thosewhoworshipfalseandemptygods.
.8Asforme,ItrustintheLord:
letmebegladandrejoiceinyourlove.
Youwhohaveseenmyaffliction
andtakenheedofmysoul'sdistress,
.9havenothandedmeovertotheenemy,
butsetmyfeetatlarge.
***
.10Havemercyonme,OLord,
forIamindistress.
Tearshavewastedmyeyes,
mythroatandmyheart.
.11Formylifeisspentwithsorrow
andmyyearswithsighs.
Afflictionhasbrokendownmystrength
andmyboneswasteaway.
.12Inthefaceofallmyfoes
Iamareproach,
anobjectofscorntomyneighbors
andoffeartomyfriends.
Thosewhoseemeinthestreet
runfarawayfromme.
.13Iamlikeadeadman,forgotten,
likeathingthrownaway.
.14Ihaveheardtheslanderofthecrowd,
fearisallaroundme,
astheyplottogetheragainstme,
astheyplantotakemylife.
.15Butasforme,Itrustinyou,Lord;
Isay:"YouaremyGod.
.16Mylifeisinyourhands,deliverme
fromthehandsofthosewhohateme.
.17Letyourfaceshineonyourservant.
Savemeinyourlove.
.18LetmenotbeputtoshameforIcallyou,
letthewickedbeshamed!
Letthembesilencedinthegrave,
.19letlyinglipsbedumb,
thatspeakhaughtilyagainstthejust
withprideandcontempt."
***
.20Howgreatisthegoodness,Lord,
thatyoukeepforthosewhofearyou,
thatyoushowtothosewhotrustyou
inthesightofmen.

.21Youhidethemintheshelterofyourpresence
fromtheplottingofmen;
youkeepthemsafewithinyourtent
fromdisputingtongues.
.22BlessedbetheLordwhohasshownme
thewondersofhislove
inafortifiedcity.
.23"Iamfarremovedfromyoursight"
Isaidinmyalarm.
Yetyouheardthevoiceofmyplea
whenIcriedforhelp.
.24LovetheLord,allyousaints.
Heguardshisfaithful
buttheLordwillrepaytothefull
thosewhoactwithpride.
.25Bestrong,letyourhearttakecourage,
allwhohopeintheLord.

Psalm32(31)Beatiquorum
1Happythemanwhoseoffenseisforgiven,
whosesinisremitted.
2OhappythemantowhomtheLord
imputesnoguilt,
inwhosespiritisnoguile.
3Ikeptitsecretandmyframewaswasted.
Igroanedalldaylong,
4fornightanddayyourhandwasheavyuponme.
Indeedmystrengthwasdriedup
asbythesummer'sheat.
5ButnowIhaveacknowledgedmysins;
myguiltIdidnothide.
Isaid:"Iwillconfess
myoffensetotheLord."
Andyou,Lord,haveforgiven
theguiltofmysin.
6Soleteverygoodmanpraytoyou
inthetimeofneed.
Thefloodsofwatermayreachhigh
buthimtheyshallnotreach.
7Youaremyhidingplace,OLord;
yousavemefromdistress.
(Yousurroundmewithcriesofdeliverance.)
***
8Iwillinstructyouandteachyou

thewayyoushouldgo;
Iwillgiveyoucounsel
withmyeyeuponyou.
9Benotlikehorseandmule,unintelligent,
needingbridleandbit
elsetheywillnotapproachyou.
10Manysorrowshasthewicked
buthewhotrustsintheLord,
lovingmercysurroundshim.
***
11Rejoice,rejoiceintheLord,
exult,youjust!
Ocome,ringoutyourjoy,
allyouuprightofheart.

Psalm33(32)Exultate,justi
1RingoutyourjoytotheLord,Oyoujust;
forpraiseisfittingforloyalhearts.
2GivethankstotheLordupontheharp,
withatenstringedlutesinghimsongs.
3Osinghimasongthatisnew,
playloudly,withallyourskill.
4ForthewordoftheLordisfaithful
andallhisworkstobetrusted.
5TheLordlovesjusticeandright
andfillstheearthwithhislove.
6Byhiswordtheheavensweremade,
bythebreathofhismouthallthestars.
7Hecollectsthewavesoftheocean;
hestoresupthedepthsofthesea.
8LetalltheearthfeartheLord
allwholiveintheworldreverehim.
9Hespoke;anditcametobe.
Hecommanded;itsprangintobeing.
10Hefrustratesthedesignsofthenations,
hedefeatstheplansofthepeoples.
11Hisowndesignsshallstandforever,
theplansofhisheartfromagetoage.
12Theyarehappy,whoseGodistheLord,
thepeoplehehaschosenashisown.
13FromtheheavenstheLordlooksforth,
heseesallthechildrenofmen.
14Fromtheplacewherehedwellshegazes
onallthedwellersontheearth;

15hewhoshapestheheartsofthemall;
andconsidersalltheirdeeds.
16Akingisnotsavedbyhisarmy,
norawarriorpreservedbyhisstrength.
17Avainhopeforsafetyisthehorse;
despiteitspoweritcannotsave.
18TheLordlooksonthosewhoreverehim,
onthosewhohopeinhislove,
19torescuetheirsoulsfromdeath,
tokeepthemaliveinfamine.
20OursouliswaitingfortheLord.
TheLordisourhelpandourshield.
21Inhimdoourheartsfindjoy.
Wetrustinhisholyname.
22Mayyourlovebeuponus,OLord,
asweplaceallourhopeinyou.

Psalm34(33)BenedicamDominum
.2IwillblesstheLordatalltimes,
hispraisealwaysonmylips;
.3intheLordmysoulshallmakeitsboast.
Thehumbleshallhearandbeglad.
.4GlorifytheLordwithme.
Togetherletuspraisehisname.
.5IsoughttheLordandheansweredme;
fromallmyterrorshesetmefree.
.6Looktowardshimandberadiant;
letyourfacesnotbeabashed.
.7Thispoormancalled,theLordheardhim
andrescuedhimfromallhisdistress.
.8TheangeloftheLordisencamped
aroundthosewhoreverehim,torescuethem.
.9TasteandseethattheLordisgood.
Heishappywhoseeksrefugeinhim.
.10ReveretheLord,youhissaints.
Theylacknothing,thosewhoreverehim.
.11Stronglionssufferwantandgohungry
butthosewhoseektheLordlacknoblessing.
.12Come,children,andhearme
thatImayteachyouthefearoftheLord.
.13Whoishewholongsforlife
andmanydays,toenjoyhisprosperity?
.14Thenkeepyourtonguefromevil
andyourlipsfromspeakingdeceit.

.15Turnasidefromevilanddogood;
seekandstriveafterpeace.
.16TheLordturnshisfaceagainstthewicked
todestroytheirremembrancefromtheearth.
.17TheLordturnshiseyestothejust
andhisearstotheirappeal.
.18TheycallandtheLordhears
andrescuestheminalltheirdistress.
.19TheLordisclosetothebrokenhearted;
thosewhosespiritiscrushedhewillsave.
.20Manyarethetrialsofthejustman
butfromthemalltheLordwillrescuehim.
.21Hewillkeepguardoverallhisbones,
notoneofhisbonesshallbebroken.
.22Evilbringsdeathtothewicked;
thosewhohatethegoodaredoomed.
.23TheLordransomsthesoulsofhisservants.
Thosewhohideinhimshallnotbecondemned.

Psalm35(34)Judica,Domine
1OLord,pleadmycauseagainstmyfoes;
fightthosewhofightme.
2Takeupyourbucklerandshield;
arisetohelpme.
3Takeupthejavelinandthespear
againstthosewhopursueme.
OLord,saytomysoul:
"Iamyoursalvation."
4Letthosewhoseekmylife
beshamedanddisgraced.
Letthosewhoplanevilagainstme
beroutedinconfusion.
5Letthembelikechaffbeforethewind;
letGod'sangelscatterthem.
6Lettheirpathbeslipperyanddark;
letGod'sangelpursuethem.
7Theyhavehiddenanetformewantonly;
theyhavedugapit.
8Letruinfalluponthem
andtakethembysurprise.
Letthembecaughtinthenettheyhavehidden;
letthemfallintotheirpit.
9ButmysoulshallbejoyfulintheLord
andrejoiceinhissalvation.
10Mywholebeingwillsay:

"Lord,whoislikeyou
whorescuetheweakfromthestrong
andthepoorfromtheoppressor?"
11Lyingwitnessesarise
andaccusemeunjustly.
12Theyrepaymeevilforgood;
mysoulisforlorn.
13WhentheyweresickIwentintomourning,
afflictedwithfasting.
Myprayerwaseveronmylips,
14asforabrother,afriend.
Iwentasthoughmourningamother,
boweddownwithgrief.
15NowthatIamintroubletheygather,
theygatherandmockme.
Theytakemebysurpriseandstrikeme
andtearmetopieces.
16Theyprovokemewithmockeryonmockery
andgnashtheirteeth.
17OLord,howlongwillyoulookon?
Cometomyrescue!
Savemylifefromtheseragingbeasts,
mysoulfromtheselions.
18Iwillthankyouinthegreatassembly,
amidthethrongIwillpraiseyou.
19Donotletmylyingfoes
rejoiceoverme.
Donotletthosewhohatemeunjustly
winkeyesateachother.
20Theywishnopeacetothepeaceful
wholiveintheland.
Theymakedeceitfulplots
21andwithmouthswideopen
theircryagainstmeis:"Yes!"
Wesawyoudoit!"
22OLord,youhaveseen,donotbesilent,
donotstandafaroff!
23Awake,stirtomydefense,
tomycause,OGod!
24Vindicateme,Lord,inyourjustice,
donotletthemrejoice.
25Donotletthemthink:"Yes,wehavewon,
wehavebroughtyoutoanend!"
26Letthembeshamedandbroughttodisgrace
whorejoiceatmymisfortune.
Letthembecoveredwithshameandconfusion
whoraisethemselvesagainstme.

27Lettherebejoyforthosewholovemycause.
Letthemsaywithoutend:
"GreatistheLordwhodelights
inthepeaceofhisservant."
28Thenmytongueshallspeakofyourjustice,
andalldaylongofyourpraise.

Psalm36(35)Dixitinjustus
.2Sinspeakstothesinner
inthedepthsofhisheart.
ThereisnofearofGod
beforehiseyes.
.3Hesoflattershimselfinhismind
thatheknowsnothisguilt.
.4Inhismoutharemischiefanddeceit.
Allwisdomisgone.
.5Heplotsthedefeatofgoodness
asheliesonhisbed.
Hehassethisfootonevilways,
heclingstowhatisevil.
***
.6Yourlove,Lord,reachestoheaven;
yourtruthtotheskies.
.7YourjusticeislikeGod'smountain,
yourjudgmentslikethedeep.
Tobothmanandbeastyougiveprotection.
/.8OLord,howpreciousisyourlove.
MyGod,thesonsofmen
findrefugeintheshelterofyourwings.
.9Theyfeastontherichesofyourhouse;
theydrinkfromthestreamofyourdelight.
.10Inyouisthesourceoflife
andinyourlightweseelight.
.11Keeponlovingthosewhoknowyou,
doingjusticeforuprighthearts.
.12Letthefootoftheproudnotcrushme
northehandofthewickedcastmeout.
.13Seehowtheevildoersfall!
Flungdown,theyshallneverarise.

Psalm37(36)Noliaemulari
1Donotfretbecauseofthewicked;
donotenvythosewhodoevil,

2fortheywitherquicklylikegrass
andfadelikethegreenofthefields.
3IfyoutrustintheLordanddogood,
thenyouwillliveinthelandandbesecure.
4IfyoufindyourdelightintheLord,
hewillgrantyourheart'sdesire.
5CommityourlifetotheLord,
trustinhimandhewillact,
6sothatyourjusticebreaksforthlikethelight,
yourcauselikethenoondaysun.
7BestillbeforetheLordandwaitinpatience;
donotfretatthemanwhoprospers;
amanwhomakesevilplots
14ctobringdowntheneedyandthepoor.
8Calmyourangerandforgetyourrage;
donotfret,itonlyleadstoevil.
9Forthosewhodoevilshallperish;
thepatientshallinherittheland.
10Alittlelongerandthewickedshallhavegone.
Lookathisplace,heisnotthere.
11Butthehumbleshallowntheland
andenjoythefullnessofpeace.
12Thewickedmanplotsagainstthejust
andgnasheshisteethagainsthim;
13buttheLordlaughsatthewicked
forheseesthathisdayisathand.
14Theswordofthewickedisdrawn,
hisbowisbenttoslaughtertheupright.
15Theirswordshallpiercetheirownhearts
andtheirbowsshallbebrokentopieces.
16Thejustman'sfewpossessions
arebetterthanthewickedman'swealth;
17forthepowerofthewickedshallbebroken
andtheLordwillsupportthejust.
18Heprotectsthelivesoftheupright,
theirheritagewilllastforever.
19Theyshallnotbeputtoshameinevildays,
intimeoffaminetheirfoodshallnotfail.
20Butallthewickedshallperish
andalltheenemiesoftheLord.
Theyarelikethebeautyofthemeadows,
theyshallvanish,theyshallvanishlikesmoke.
21Thewickedmanborrowswithoutrepaying,
butthejustmanisgenerousandgives.
22ThoseblessedbytheLordshallowntheland,
butthosehehascursedshallbedestroyed.

23TheLordguidesthestepsofaman
andmakessafethepathofoneheloves.
24Thoughhestumbleheshallneverfall
fortheLordholdshimbythehand.
25IwasyoungandnowIamold,
butIhaveneverseenthejustmanforsaken
norhischildrenbeggingforbread.
26Allthedayheisgenerousandlends
andhischildrenbecomeablessing.
27Thenturnawayfromevilanddogood
andyoushallhaveahomeforever;
28fortheLordlovesjustice
andwillneverforsakehisfriends.
Theunjustshallbewipedoutforever
andthechildrenofthewickeddestroyed.
29Thejustshallinherittheland;
theretheyshallliveforever.
30Thejustman'smouthutterswisdom
andhislipsspeakwhatisright;
31thelawofhisGodisinhisheart,
hisstepsshallbesavedfromstumbling.
32Thewickedmanwatchesforthejust
andseeksoccasiontokillhim.
33TheLordwillnotleavehiminhispower
norlethimbecondemnedwhenheisjudged.
34ThenwaitfortheLord,keeptohisway.
Itishewhowillfreeyoufromthewicked,
raiseyouuptopossestheland
andseethewickeddestroyed.
35Ihaveseenthewickedtriumphant,
toweringlikeacedarofLebanon.
36Ipassedbyagain;hewasgone.
Isearched;hewasnowheretobefound.
37Seethejustman,marktheupright,
forthepeacefulmanafutureliesinstore,
38butsinnersshallallbedestroyed.
Nofutureliesinstoreforthewicked.
39ThesalvationofthejustcomesfromtheLord,
theirstrongholdintimeofdistress.
40TheLordhelpsthemanddeliversthem
andsavesthem:fortheirrefugeisinhim.

Psalm38(37)Domine,neinfurore
.2OLord,donotrebukemeinyouranger;

donotpunishme,Lord,inyourrage.
.3Yourarrowshavesunkdeepinme;
yourhandhascomedownuponme.
.4Throughyourangerallmybodyissick:
throughmysin,thereisnohealthinmylimbs.
.5Myguilttowershigherthanmyhead;
itisaweighttooheavytobear.
.6Mywoundsarefoulandfestering,
theresultofmyownfolly.
.7Iambowedandbroughttomyknees.
Igomourningallthedaylong.
.8Allmyframeburnswithfever;
allmybodyissick.
.9Spentandutterlycrushed,
Icryaloudinanguishofheart.
.10OLord,youknowallmylonging:
mygroansarenothiddenfromyou.
.11Myheartthrobs,mystrengthisspent;
theverylighthasgonefrommyeyes.
.12Myfriendsavoidmelikealeper;
thoseclosesttomestandafaroff.
.13Thosewhoplotagainstmylifelaysnares;
thosewhoseekmyruinspeakofharm,
planningtreacheryallthedaylong.
.14ButIamlikethedeafwhocannothear,
likethedumbunabletospeak.
.15Iamlikeamanwhohearsnothing
inwhosemouthisnodefense.
.16Icountonyou,OLord:
itisyou,LordGod,whowillanswer.
.17Ipray:"Donotletthemmockme,
thosewhotriumphifmyfootshouldslip."
.18ForIamonthepointoffalling
andmypainisalwaysbeforeme.
.19IconfessthatIamguilty
andmysinfillsmewithdismay.
.20Mywantonenemiesarenumberless
andmylyingfoesaremany.
.21Theyrepaymeevilforgood
andattackmeforseekingwhatisright.
.22OLord,donotforsakeme!
MyGod,donotstayafaroff!
.23Makehasteandcometomyhelp,
OLord,myGod,mysavior!

Psalm39(38)Dixi,custodiam

.2Isaid:"Iwillbewatchfulofmyways
forfearIshouldsinwithmytongue.
Iwillputacurbonmylips
whenthewickedmanstandsbeforeme."
.3Iwasdumb,silentandstill.
Hisprosperitystirredmygrief.
.4Myheartwasburningwithinme.
Atthethoughtofit,thefireblazedup
andmytongueburstintospeech:
.5"OLord,youhaveshownmemyend,
howshortisthelengthofmydays.
NowIknowhowfleetingismylife.
.6Youhavegivenmeashortspanofdays;
mylifeisasnothinginyoursight.
Amerebreath,themanwhostoodsofirm,
.7amereshadow,themanpassingby;
amerebreaththericheshehoards,
notknowingwhowillhavethem."
.8Andnow,Lord,whatistheretowaitfor?
Inyourestsallmyhope.
.9Setmefreefromallmysins,
donotmakemethetauntofthefool.
.10Iwassilent,notopeningmylips,
becausethiswasallyourdoing.
.11Takeawayyourscourgefromme.
Iamcrushedbytheblowsofyourhand.
.12Youpunishman'ssinsandcorrecthim;
likethemothyoudevourallhetreasures.
Mortalmanisnomorethanabreath;
.13OLord,hearmyprayer.
OLord,turnyoureartomycry.
Donotbedeaftomytears.
InyourhouseIamapassingguest,
apilgrim,likeallmyfathers.
.14LookawaythatImaybreatheagain
beforeIdeparttobenomore.

Psalm40(39)Expectans,expectavi
.2Iwaited,IwaitedfortheLord
andhestoopeddowntome;
heheardmycry.
.3Hedrewmefromthedeadlypit,
fromthemiryclay.
Hesetmyfeetuponarock
andmademyfootstepsfirm.
.4Heputanewsongintomymouth,

praiseofourGod.
Manyshallseeandfear
andshalltrustintheLord.
.5Happythemanwhohasplaced
histrustintheLord
andhasnotgoneovertotherebels
whofollowfalsegods.
.6Howmany,OLordmyGod,
arethewondersanddesigns
thatyouhaveworkedforus;
youhavenoequal.
ShouldIproclaimandspeakofthem,
theyaremorethanIcantell!
.7Youdonotaskforsacrificeandofferings,
butanopenear.
Youdonotaskforholocaustandvictim.
.8Instead,hereamI.
Inthescrollofthebookitstandswritten
.9thatIshoulddoyourwill.
MyGod,Idelightinyourlaw
inthedepthofmyheart.
.10YourjusticeIhaveproclaimed
inthegreatassembly.
MylipsIhavenotsealed;
youknowit,OLord.
.11Ihavenothiddenyourjusticeinmyheart
butdeclaredyourfaithfulhelp.
Ihavenothiddenyourloveandyourtruth
fromthegreatassembly.
.12OLord,youwillnotwithhold
yourcompassionfromme.
Yourmercifulloveandyourtruth
willalwaysguardme.
.13ForIambesetwithevils
toomanytobecounted.
Mysinshavefallenuponme
andmysightfailsme.
Theyaremorethanthehairsofmyhead
andmyheartsinks.
.14OLord,cometomyrescue;
Lord,cometomyaid.
.15Olettherebeshameandconfusion
onthosewhoseekmylife.
Oletthemturnbackinconfusion,
whodelightinmyharm.
.16Letthembeappalled,coveredwithshame,
whojeeratmylot.

.17Oletthereberejoicingandgladness
forallwhoseekyou.
Letthemeversay:"TheLordisgreat",
wholoveyoursavinghelp.
.18Asforme,wretchedandpoor,
theLordthinksofme.
Youaremyrescuer,myhelp,
OGod,donotdelay.

Psalm41(40)Beatusquiintelligit
.2Happythemanwhoconsidersthepoorandtheweak.
TheLordwillsavehiminthedayofevil,
.3willguardhim,givehimlife,makehimhappyintheland
andwillnotgivehimuptothewillofhisfoes.
.4TheLordwillhelphimonhisbedofpain,
hewillbringhimbackfromsicknesstohealth.
.5Asforme,Isaid:"Lord,havemercyonme,
healmysoulforIhavesinnedagainstyou."
.6Myfoesarespeakingevilagainstme.
"howlongbeforehediesandhisnamebeforgotten?"
.7Theycometovisitmeandspeakemptywords,
theirheartsfullofmalice,theyspreaditabroad.
.8Myenemieswhispertogetheragainstme.
Theyallweighuptheevilwhichisonme.
.9"Somedeadlythinghasfasteneduponhim,
hewillnotriseagainfromwherehelies."
.10Thusevenmyfriend,inwhomItrusted,
whoatemybread,hasturnedagainstme.
.11Butyou,OLord,havemercyonme.
LetmeriseoncemoreandIwillrepaythem.
.12BythisIshallknowthatyouaremyfriend,
ifmyfoesdonotshoutintriumphoverme.
.13IfyouupholdmeIshallbeunharmed
andsetinyourpresenceforevermore.

[.14]BlessedbetheLord,theGodofIsrael
fromagetoage.Amen.Amen.
Psalm42(41)Quemadmodum
.2Likethedeerthatyearns
forrunningstreams,
somysoulisyearning
foryou,myGod.
.3MysoulisthirstingforGod,

theGodofmylife;
whencanIenterandsee
thefaceofGod?
.4Mytearshavebecomemybread,
bynight,byday,
asIhearitsaidallthedaylong:
"WhereisyourGod?"
.5ThesethingswillIremember
asIpouroutmysoul:
howIwouldleadtherejoicingcrowd
intothehouseofGod,
amidcriesofgladnessandthanksgiving,
thethrongwildwithjoy.
.6Whyareyoucastdown,mysoul,
whygroanwithinme?
HopeinGod;Iwillpraisehimstill,
mysaviorandmyGod.
.7Mysouliscastdownwithinme
asIthinkofyou,
fromthecountryofJordanandMountHermon,
fromtheHillofMizar.
.8Deepiscallingondeep,
intheroarofwaters;
yourtorrentsandallyourwaves
sweptoverme.
.9BydaytheLordwillsend
hislovingkindness;
bynightIwillsingtohim,
praisetheGodofmylife.
.10IwillsaytoGod,myrock:
"Whyhaveyourforgottenme?
WhydoIgomourning
oppressedbythefoe?"
.11Withcriesthatpiercemetotheheart,
myenemiesrevileme,
sayingtomealldaylong:
"WhereisyourGod?"
.12Whyareyoucastdown,mysoul,
whygroanwithinme?
HopeinGod;Iwillpraisehimstill,
mysaviorandmyGod.

Psalm43(42)Judicame,Deus
1Defendme,OGod,andpleadmycause
againstagodlessnation.

Fromdeceitfulandcunningmen
rescueme,OGod.
2Sinceyou,OGod,aremystronghold,
whyhaveyourejectedme?
WhydoIgomourning
oppressedbythefoe?
3Osendforthyourlightandyourtruth;
letthesebemyguide.
Letthembringmetoyourholymountain,
totheplacewhereyoudwell.
4AndIwillcometothealtarofGod,
theGodofmyjoy.
Myredeemer,Iwillthankyouontheharp,
OGod,myGod.
5Whyareyoucastdownmysoul,
whygroanwithinme?
HopeinGod;Iwillpraisehimstill,
mysaviorandmyGod.

Psalm44(43)Deus,auribus
.2Weheardwithourownears,OGod,
ourfathershavetoldusthestory
ofthethingsyoudidintheirdays,
youyourself,indayslongago.
.3Toplantthemyouuprootedthenations;
toletthemspreadyoulaidpeopleslow.
.4Noswordoftheirownwontheland;
noarmoftheirownbroughtthemvictory.
Itwasyourrighthand,yourarm
andthelightofyourface;foryoulovedthem.
.5Itisyou,myking,myGod,
whograntedvictoriestoJacob.
.6Throughyouwebeatdownourfoes;
inyournamewetrampleddownouraggressors.
.7ForitwasnotinmybowthatItrusted
noryetwasIsavedbymysword:
.8itwasyouwhosavedusfromourfoes,
itwasyouwhoputourfoestoshame.
.9AlldaylongourboastwasinGod
andwepraisedyournamewithoutceasing.
.10Yetnowyouhaverejectedus,disgracedus;
younolongergoforthwithourarmies.
.11Youmakeusretreatfromthefoe
andourenemiesplunderusatwill.
.12Youmakeuslikesheepfortheslaughter

andscatterusamongthenations.
.13Yousellyourownpeoplefornothing
andmakenoprofitbythesale.
.14Youmakeusthetauntofourneighbors,
thelaughingstockofallwhoarenear.
.15Amongthenations,youmakeusabyword,
amongthepeoplesathingofderision.
.16Alldaylongmydisgraceisbeforeme;
myfaceiscoveredwithshame
.17atthevoiceofthetaunter,thescoffer,
atthesightofthefoeandavenger.
***
.18Thisbefellusthoughwehadnotforgottenyou,
thoughwehadnotbeenfalsetoyourcovenant,
.19thoughwehadnotwithdrawnourhearts;
thoughourfeethadnotstrayedfromyourpath.
.20Yetyouhavecrushedusinaplaceofsorrows
andcovereduswiththeshadowofdeath.
.21HadweforgottenthenameofourGod,
orstretchedoutourhandstoanothergod
.22wouldnotGodhavefoundthisout,
hewhoknowsthesecretsoftheheart?
.23Itisforyouthatwefacedeathalldaylong
andarecountedassheepfortheslaughter.
.24Awake,OLord,whydoyousleep?
Arise,donotrejectusforever!
.25Whydoyouhideyourface
andforgetouroppressionandmisery?
.26Forwearebroughtdownlowtothedust;
ourbodyliesprostrateontheearth.
.27Standupandcometoourhelp!
Redeemusbecauseofyourlove!

Psalm45(44)Eructavitcormeum
.2Myheartoverflowswithnoblewords.
TothekingImustspeakthesongIhavemade,
mytongueasnimbleasthepenofascribe.
.3Youarethefairestofthechildrenofmen
andgraciousnessispoureduponyourlips:
becauseGodhasblessedyouforevermore.
.4Omightyone,girdyoursworduponyourthigh;
/.5insplendorandstate,rideonintriumph
forthecauseoftruthandgoodnessandright.
Takeaimwithyourbowinyourdreadrighthand.

.6Yourarrowsaresharp,peoplesfallbeneathyou.
Thefoesofthekingfalldownandloseheart.
.7Yourthrone,OGod,shallendureforever.
Ascepterofjusticeisthescepterofyourkingdom.
.8Yourloveisforjustice;yourhatredforevil.
ThereforeGod,yourGod,hasanointedyou
withtheoilofgladnessaboveotherkings:
.9yourrobesarefragrantwithaloesandmyrrh.
Fromtheivorypalaceyouaregreetedwithmusic.
.10Thedaughtersofkingsareamongyourlovedones.
OnyourrightstandsthequeeningoldofOphir.
***
.11Listen,Odaughter,giveeartomywords:
forgetyourownpeopleandyourfather'shouse.
.12Sowillthekingdesireyourbeauty:
Heisyourlord,payhomagetohim.
.13AndthepeopleofTyreshallcomewithgifts,
therichestofthepeopleshallseekyourfavor.
.14Thedaughterofthekingisclothedwithsplendor,
herrobesembroideredwithpearlssetingold.
.15Sheisledtothekingwithhermaidencompanions.
.16Theyareescortedamidgladnessandjoy;
theypasswithinthepalaceoftheking.
***
.17Sonsshallbeyoursinplaceofyourfathers:
youwillmakethemrulersoveralltheearth.
.18Maythissongmakeyournameforeverremembered.
Maythepeoplespraiseyoufromagetoage.

Psalm46(45)Deusnosterrefugium
.2Godisforusarefugeandstrength,
ahelpercloseathand,intimeofdistress,
.3soweshallnotfearthoughtheearthshouldrock,
thoughthemountainsfallintothedepthsofthesea;
.4eventhoughitswatersrageandfoam,
eventhoughthemountainsbeshakenbyitswaves.
TheLordofhostsiswithus:
theGodofJacobisourstronghold.
.5ThewatersofarivergivejoytoGod'scity,
theholyplacewheretheMostHighdwells.
.6Godiswithin,itcannotbeshaken;
Godwillhelpitatthedawningoftheday.

.7Nationsareintumult,kingdomsareshaken:
heliftshisvoice,theearthshrinksaway.
.8TheLordofhostsiswithus:
theGodofJacobisourstronghold.
.9Come,considertheworksoftheLord,
theredoubtabledeedshehasdoneontheearth.
.10Heputsanendtowarsoveralltheearth;
thebowhebreaks,thespearhesnaps.
(Heburnstheshieldswithfire.)
.11"BestillandknowthatIamGod,
supremeamongthenations,supremeontheearth!"
.12TheLordofhostsiswithus:
theGodofJacobisourstronghold.

Psalm47(46)Omnesgentes,plaudite
.2Allpeoples,clapyourhands,
crytoGodwithshoutsofjoy!
.3FortheLord,theMostHigh,wemustfear,
greatkingoveralltheearth.
.4Hesubduespeoplesunderus
andnationsunderourfeet.
.5Ourinheritance,ourglory,isfromhim,
giventoJacoboutoflove.
.6Godgoesupwithshoutsofjoy;
theLordgoesupwithtrumpetblast.
.7SingpraiseforGod,singpraise,
singpraisetoourking,singpraise.
.8Godiskingofalltheearth,
singpraisewithallyourskill.
.9Godiskingoverthenations;
Godreignsonhisholythrone.
.10Theprincesofthepeopleareassembled
withthepeopleofAbraham'sGod.
TherulersoftheearthbelongtoGod,
toGodwhoreignsoverall.

Psalm48(47)MagnusDominus
.2TheLordisgreatandworthytobepraised
inthecityofourGod.
/.3Hisholymountainrisesinbeauty,
thejoyofalltheearth.
MountZion,truepoleoftheearth,
theGreatKing'scity!

.4God,inthemidstofitscitadels,
hasshownhimselfitsstronghold.
.5Forthekingsassembledtogether,
togethertheyadvanced.
.6Theysaw;atoncetheywereastounded;
dismayed,theyfledinfear.
.7Atremblingseizedthemthere,
likethepangsofbirth.
.8Bytheeastwindyouhavedestroyed
theshipsofTarshish.
.9Aswehaveheard,sowehaveseen
inthecityofourGod,
inthecityoftheLordofhosts
whichGodupholdsforever.
.10OGod,weponderyourlove
withinyourtemple.
.11Yourpraise,OGod,likeyourname
reachestheendsoftheearth.
Withjusticeyourrighthandisfilled.
.12MountZionrejoices;
thepeopleofJudahrejoice
atthesightofyourjudgments.
.13WalkthroughZion,walkallroundit;
countthenumberofitstowers.
.14Reviewallitsramparts,
examineitscastles,
thatyoumaytellthenextgeneration
.15thatsuchisourGod,
ourGodforeverandalways.
Itishewholeadsus.

Psalm49(48)Auditehaec,omnes
.2Hearthis,allyoupeoples,
giveheed,allwhodwellintheworld,
.3menbothhighandlow,
richandpooralike!
.4Mylipswillspeakwordsofwisdom.
Myheartisfullofinsight.
.5Iwillturnmymindtoaparable,
withtheharpIwillsolvemyproblem.
***
.6WhyshouldIfearinevildays
themaliceofthefoeswhosurroundme,
.7menwhotrustintheirwealth,

andboastofthevastnessoftheirriches?
.8Fornomanbuyhisownransom,
orpayapricetoGodforhislife.
.9Theransomofhissoulisbeyondhim.
.10Hecannotbuylifewithoutend,
noravoidcomingtothegrave.
.11Heknowsthatwisemenandfoolsmustbothperish
andmustleavetheirwealthtoothers.
.12Theirgravesaretheirhomesforever,
theirdwellingplacefromagetoage,
thoughtheirnamesspreadwidethroughtheland.
.13Inhisriches,manlackswisdom;
heislikethebeaststhataredestroyed.
***
.14Thisisthelotofthosewhotrustinthemselves,
whohaveothersintheirbeckandcall.
.15Likesheeptheyaredriventothegrave,
wheredeathshallbetheirshepherd
andthejustshallbecometheirrulers.
Withthemorningtheiroutwardshowvanishes
andthegravebecomestheirhome.
.16ButGodwillransommefromdeath
andtakemysoultohimself.
.17Thendonotfearwhenamangrowsrich,
whenthegloryofhishouseincreases.
.18Hetakesnothingwithhimwhenhedies,
hisglorydoesnotfollowhimbelow.
.19Thoughheflatteredhimselfwhilehelived:
"Menwillpraisemeforallmysuccess,"
.20yethewillgotojoinhisfathers,
andwillneverseethelightanymore.
.21Inhisriches,manlackswisdom;
heislikethebeaststhataredestroyed.

Psalm50(49)Deusdeorum
1TheGodofgods,theLord,
hasspokenandsummonedtheearth,
fromtherisingofthesuntoitssetting.
2OutofZion'sperfectbeautyheshines.
3(OurGodcomes,hekeepssilencenolonger.)
Beforehimfiredevours,
aroundhimtempestrages.
4Hecallsontheheavensandtheearth

towitnesshisjudgmentofhispeople.
5"Summonbeforememypeople
whomadecovenantwithmebysacrifice."
6Theheavensproclaimhisjustice,
forhe,God,isthejudge.
7"Listen,mypeople,Iwillspeak;
Israel,Iwilltestifyagainstyou,
forIamGod,yourGod.
21cIaccuseyou,laythechargebeforeyou.
8Ifindnofaultwithyoursacrifices,
yourofferingsarealwaysbeforeme.
9Idonotaskmorebullocksfromyourfarms,
norgoatsfromamongyourherds.
10ForIownallthebeastsoftheforest,
beastsintheirthousandsonmyhills.
11Iknowallthebirdsinthesky,
allthatmovesinthefieldbelongstome.
12WereIhungry,Iwouldnottellyou,
forIowntheworldandallitholds.
13DoyouthinkIeatthefleshofbulls,
ordrinkthebloodofgoats?
14PayyoursacrificeofthanksgivingtoGod
andrenderhimyourvotiveofferings.
15Callonmeinthedayofdistress.
Iwillfreeandyoushallhonorme."
16(ButGodsaystothewicked:)
"Buthowcanyourecitemycommandments
andtakemycovenantonyourlips,
17youwhodespisemylaw
andthrowmywordstothewinds,
18youwhoseeathiefandgowithhim;
whothrowinyourlotwithadulterers,
19whounbridleyourmouthforevil
andwhosetongueisplottingcrime,
20youwhositandmalignyourbrother
andslanderyourownmother'sson.
21Youdothis,andshouldIkeepsilence?
DoyouthinkthatIamlikeyou?
22Markthis,youwhoneverthinkofGod,
lestIseizeyouandyoucannotescape;
23asacrificeofthanksgivinghonorsme
andIwillshowGod'ssalvationtotheupright."

Psalm51(50)Misereremei,Deus

.3Havemercyonme,God,inyourkindness.
Inyourcompassionblotoutmyoffense.
.4Owashmemoreandmorefrommyguilt
andcleansemefrommysin.
.5MyoffensestrulyIknowthem;
mysinisalwaysbeforeme
.6Againstyou,youalone,haveIsinned;
whatisevilinyoursightIhavedone.
Thatyoumaybejustifiedwhenyougivesentence
andbewithoutreproachwhenyoujudge,
.7Osee,inguiltIwasborn,
asinnerwasIconceived.
.8Indeedyoulovetruthintheheart;
theninthesecretofmyheartteachmewisdom.
.9Opurifyme,thenIshallbeclean;
Owashme,Ishallbewhiterthansnow.
.10Makemehearrejoicingandgladness,
thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.
.11Frommysinsturnawayyourface
andblotoutallmyguilt.
.12Apureheartcreateforme,OGod,
putasteadfastspiritwithinme.
.13Donotcastmeawayfromyourpresence,
nordeprivemeofyourholyspirit.
.14Givemeagainthejoyofyourhelp;
withaspiritoffervorsustainme,
.15thatImayteachtransgressorsyourways
andsinnersmayreturntoyou.
.16Orescueme,God,myhelper,
andmytongueshallringoutyourgoodness.
.17OLord,openmylips
andmymouthshalldeclareyourpraise.
.18Forinsacrificeyoutakenodelight,
burntofferingfrommeyouwouldrefuse,
.19mysacrifice,acontritespirit,
ahumbled,contriteheartyouwillnotspurn.
.20Inyourgoodness,showfavortoZion:
rebuildthewallsofJerusalem.
.21Thenyouwillbepleasedwithlawfulsacrifice,
(burntofferingswhollyconsumed),
thenyouwillbeofferedyoungbullsonyouraltar.

Psalm52(51)Quidgloriaris?
.3Whydoyouboastofyourwickedness,
youchampionofevil,

.4planningruinalldaylong,
(yourtonguelikeasharpenedrazor),
youmasterofdeceit?
.5Youloveevilmorethangood,
liesmorethantruth.
.6Youlovethedestructiveword,
youtongueofdeceit.
.7ForthisGodwilldestroyyou
andremoveyouforever.
Hewillsnatchyoufromyourtentanduprootyou
fromthelandoftheliving.
.8Thejustshallseeandfear.
Theyshalllaughandsay:
.9"Sothisisthemanwhorefused
totakeGodasastronghold,
buttrustedinthegreatnessofhiswealth
andgrewpowerfulbyhiscrimes."
.10ButIamlikeagrowingolivetree
inthehouseofGod.
ItrustinthegoodnessofGod
foreverandever.
.11Iwillthankyouforevermore;
forthisisyourdoing.
Iwillproclaimthatyournameisgood,
inthepresenceofyourfriends.

Psalm53(52)Dixitinsipiens
.2Thefoolhassaidinhisheart:
"ThereisnoGodabove."
Theirdeedsarecorrupt,depraved;
notagoodmanisleft.
.3Godlooksdownfromheaven
onthesonsofmen
toseeifanyarewise,
ifanyseekGod.
.4Allhavelefttherightpath;
depraved,everyone;
Thereisnotagoodmanleft,
no,notevenone.
.5Willtheevildoersnotunderstand?
Theyeatupmypeople
asthoughtheywereeatingbread;
theyneverpraytoGod.
.6Seehowtheytremblewithfear
withoutcauseforfear,

forGodscattersthebonesofthewicked.
Theyareshamed,Godrejectsthem.
.7OthatIsrael'ssalvationmightcomefromZion!
WhenGoddelivershispeoplefrombondage,
thenJacobwillbegladandIsraelrejoice.

Psalm54(53)Deus,innomine
.3OGod,savemebyyourname;
byyourpower,upholdmycause.
.4OGod,hearmyprayer;
listentothewordsofmymouth.
.5Forproudmenhaverisenagainstme,
ruthlessmenseekmylife.
TheyhavenoregardforGod.
.6ButIhaveGodformyhelp.
TheLordupholdsmylife.
.7Lettheevilrecoiluponmyfoes;
youwhoarefaithful,destroythem.
.8Iwillsacrificetoyouwithwillingheart
andpraiseyournameforitisgood:
.9foryouhaverescuedmefromalldistress
andmyeyeshaveseenthedownfallofmyfoes.

Psalm55(54)Exaudi,Deus
.2OGod,listentomyprayer,
donothidefrommypleading,
.3attendtomeandreply;
withmycares,Icannotrest.
/.4Itrembleattheshoutsofthefoe,
atthecriesofthewicked;
fortheybringdowneviluponme.
Theyassailmewithfury.
.5Myheartisstrickenwithinme,
death'sterrorisonme,
.6tremblingandfearfalluponme
andhorroroverwhelmsme.
.7OthatIhadwingslikeadove
toflyawayandbeatrest.
.8SoIwouldescapefaraway
andtakerefugeinthedesert.
.9Iwouldhastentofindashelter
fromtheragingwind,
fromthedestructivestorm,OLord,

.10andfromtheirplottingtongues.
ForIcanseenothing
butviolenceandstrifeinthecity.
.11Nightanddaytheypatrol
highonthecitywalls.
Itisfullofwickednessandevil;
.12itisfullofsin.
Itsstreetsareneverfree
fromtyrannyanddeceit.
.13Ifthishadbeendonebyanenemy
Icouldbearhistaunts.
Ifarivalhadrisenagainstme,
Icouldhidefromhim.
.14Butitisyou,myowncompanion,
myintimatefriend!
.15(Howclosewasthefriendshipbetweenus.)
Wetalkedtogetherinharmony
inthehouseofGod.
.16Maydeathfallsuddenlyuponthem!
Letthemgotothegrave;
forwickednessdwellsintheirhomes
anddeepintheirhearts.
.17Asforme,IwillcrytoGod
andtheLordwillsaveme.
.18Evening,morningandatnoon
Iwillcryandlament.
.19Hewilldelivermysoulinpeace
intheattackagainstme;
forthosewhofightmearemany,
.18cbuthehearsmyvoice.
.20Godwillhearandwillhumblethem,
theeternaljudge;
fortheywillnotamendtheirways.
TheyhavenofearofGod.
.21Thetraitorhasturnedagainsthisfriends;
hehasbrokenhisword.
.22Hisspeechissofterthanbutter,
butwarisinhisheart,
Hiswordsaresmootherthanoil,
buttheyarenakedswords.
.23EntrustyourcarestotheLord
andhewillsupportyou.
Hewillneverallow
thejustmantostumble.
.24Butyou,OGod,willbringthemdown
tothepitofdeath.

Deceitfulandbloodthirstymen
shallnotlivehalftheirdays.
OLord,Iwilltrustinyou.

Psalm56(55)Misereremei,Deus
.2Havemercyonme,God,mencrushme;
theyfightmealldaylongandoppressme.
.3Myfoescrushmealldaylong,
formanyfightproudlyagainstme.
.4WhenIfear,Iwilltrustinyou,
.5inGod,whowordIpraise.
InGodItrust,Ishallnotfear;
whatcanmortalmandotome?
.6Alldaylongtheydistortmywords,
alltheirthoughtistoharmme.
.7Theybandtogetherinambush,
trackmedownandseekmylife.
.8Repaythem,God,fortheircrimes;
inyouranger,castdownthepeoples.
.9Youhavekeptanaccountofmywanderings;
youhavekeptarecordofmytears;
(aretheynotwritteninyourbook?)
.10Thenmyfoeswillbeputtoflight
onthedaythatIcalltoyou.
ThisIknow,thatGodisonmyside.
.11InGod,whosewordIpraise,
(intheLordwhosewordIpraise,)
.12inGodItrust;Ishallnotfear;
whatcanmortalmandotome?
.13IamboundbythevowsIhavemadeyou.
OGod,Iwillofferyoupraise
.14foryouhaverescuedmysoulfromdeath,
youkeptmyfeetfromstumbling
thatImaywalkinthepresenceofGod
andenjoythelightoftheliving.

Psalm57(56)Misereremei,Deus
.2Havemercyonme,God,havemercy
forinyoumysoulhastakenrefuge.
IntheshadowofyourwingsItakerefuge
tillthestormsofdestructionpassby.
.3IcalltoyouGodtheMostHigh,
toyouwhohavealwaysbeenmyhelp.
.4Mayyousendfromheavenandsaveme

andshamethosewhoassailme.
OGod,sendyourtruthandyourlove.
.5Mysoulliesdownamonglions,
whowoulddevourthesonsofmen.
Theirteetharespearsandarrows,
theirtongueasharpenedsword.
.6OGod,ariseabovetheheavens;
mayyourgloryshineonearth!
.7Theylaidasnareformysteps
mysoulwasboweddown.
Theydugapitinmypath
butfellinitthemselves.
.8Myheartisready,OGod,
myheartisready.
Iwillsing,Iwillsingyourpraise.
.9Awake,mysoul;
awake,lyreandharp,
Iwillawakethedawn.
.10Iwillthankyou,Lord,amongthepeoples,
amongthenationsIwillpraiseyou
.11foryourlovereachestotheheavens
andyourtruthtotheskies.
.12OGod,ariseabovetheheavens;
mayyourgloryshineonearth.

Psalm58(57)Sivereutique
.2Doyoutrulyspeakjustice,youwhoholddivinepower?
Doyoumeteoutfairjudgmenttothesonsofmen?
.3No,inyourheartsyoudeviseinjustice;
yourhandsdealoutviolencetotheland.
.4Intheirwickednesstheyhavegoneastrayfromtheirbirth;
theywanderedamongliesassoonastheywereborn.
.5Theirvenomislikethevenomofthesnake;
theyareheedlessastheadderthatturnsadeafear
.6lestitshouldcatchthesnakecharmer'svoice,
thevoiceoftheskillfuldealerinspells.
.7OGod,breaktheteethintheirmouths,
tearoutthefangsofthesewildbeasts,OLord!
.8Letthemvanishlikewaterthatrunsaway;
letthemwitherlikegrassthatistroddenunderfoot:
.9letthembelikethesnailthatdissolvesintoslime;
likeawoman'smiscarriagethatneverseesthesun.
.10Beforetheyputforththorns,likeabramble,
letthembesweptaway,greenwoodordry!

.11Thejustshallrejoiceatthesightofvengeance;
theyshallbathetheirfeetinthebloodofthewicked.
.12"Truly",menshallsay,"thejustarerewarded.
TrulythereisaGodwhodoesjusticeontheearth."

Psalm59(58)Eripemedeinimicis
.2Rescueme,God,frommyfoes;
protectmefromthosewhoattackme.
.3Orescuemefromthosewhodoevil
andsavemefrombloodthirstymen.
.4See,theylieinwaitformylife;
powerfulmentogetheragainstme.
Fornooffense,nosinofmine,Lord,
.5fornoguiltofminetheyrushtotaketheirstand.
Awake,cometomyaidandsee!
.6Lordofhosts,youareIsrael'sGod.
Rouseyourselfandpunishthenations;
shownomercytoeviltraitors.
.7Eacheveningtheycomebacklikedogs.
Theyhowlandroamaboutthecity;
theyprowlinsearchoffood;
theysnarltilltheyhavetheirfill.
.8Seehowtheygabbleopenmouthed;
theirlipsarefilledwithinsults.
"Forwho,"theysay,"willhearus?"
.9Butyou,Lord,willlaughthemtoscorn.
Youmakelightofallthenations.
.10OmyStrength,itisyoutowhomIturn,
foryou,OGod,aremystronghold,
.11theGodwhoshowsmelove.
OGod,cometomyaid
andletmelookintriumphonmyfoes.
.12God,killthemlestmypeoplebeseduced;
routthembyyourpower,laythemlow.
Itisyou,OLord,whoareourshield.
.13Forthesinsoftheirmouthsandtheirlips,
forthecursesandliesthattheyspeak
letthembecaughtintheirpride.
.14Destroythem,Lord,inyouranger.
Destroythemtilltheyarenomore.
Lettheworldknowthatyouaretheruler
overJacobandtheendsoftheearth.
.15Eacheveningtheycomebacklikedogs.
Theyhowlandroamaboutthecity;
.16theyprowlinsearchoffood,

theysnarltilltheyhavetheirfill.
.17Asforme,Iwillsingofyourstrength
andeachmorningacclaimyourlove
foryouhavebeenmystronghold,
arefugeinthedayofmydistress.
.18OmyStrength,itisyoutowhomIturn,
foryou,OGod,aremystronghold,
theGodwhoshowsmelove.

Psalm60(59)Deus,repulistinos
.3OGod,youhaverejectedusandbrokenus.
Youhavebeenangry;comebacktous.
.4Youhavemadetheearthquake,tornitopen.
Repairwhatisshatteredforitsways.
.5Youhaveinflictedhardshipsonyourpeople
andmadeusdrinkawinethatdazedus.
.6Youhavegiventhosewhofearyouasignal
tofleefromtheenemy'sbow.
.7Ocome,anddeliveryourfriends,
helpwithyourrighthandandreply.
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.8FromhisholyplaceGodhasmadethispromise;
"IwilltriumphanddividethelandofShechem,
IwillmeasureoutthevalleyofSuccoth.
.9GileadismineandManasseh,
EphraimItakeformyhelmet,
Judahformycommander'sstaff.
.10MoabIwilluseformywashbowl;
onEdomIwillplantmyshoe.
OverthePhilistinesIwillshoutintriumph."
.11Butwhowillleadmetoconquerthefortress?
WhowillbringmefacetofacewithEdom?
.12Willyouutterlyrejectus,OGod,
andnolongermarchwithourarmies?
.13Giveushelpagainstthefoe:
forthehelpofmanisvain.
.14WithGodweshalldobravely
andhewilltrampledownourfoes.

Psalm61(60)Exaudi,Deus
.2OGod,hearmycry!

Listentomyprayer!
.3FromtheendoftheearthIcall;
myheartisfaint.
Onarocktoohighformetoreach
setmeonhigh,
.4Oyouwhohavebeenmyrefuge,
mytoweragainstthefoe.
.5Letmedwellinyourtentforever
andhideintheshelterofyourwings.
.6Foryou,OGod,hearmyprayer,
grantmetheheritageofthosewhofearyou.
.7Mayyoulengthenthelifeoftheking;
mayhisyearscovermanygenerations.
.8MayheeversitenthronedbeforeGod:
bidloveandtruthbehisprotection.
.9SoIwillalwayspraiseyourname
anddayafterdayfulfillmyvows.

Psalm62(61)NonneDeo
.2InGodaloneismysoulatrest;
myhelpcomesfromhim.
.3Healoneismyrock,mystronghold,
myfortress;Istandfirm.
.4Howlongwillyouallattackoneman
tobreakhimdown,
asthoughhewereatotteringwall,
oratumblingfence?
.5Theirplanisonlytodestroy;
theytakepleasureinlies.
Withtheirmouththeyutterblessing
butintheirhearttheycurse.
.6InGodalonebeatrest,mysoul;
formyhopecomesfromhim.
.7Healoneismyrock,mystronghold,
myfortress;Istandfirm.
.8InGodismysafetyandglory,
therockofmystrength.
/.9TakerefugeinGod,allyoupeople.
Trusthimatalltimes.
Pouroutyourheartsbeforehim
forGodisourrefuge.
.10Commonfolkareonlyabreath,
greatmenanillusion.
Placedinthescales,theyrise;
theyweighlessthanabreath.

.11Donotputyourtrustinoppression
norvainhopesonplunder.
Donotsetyourheartonriches
evenwhentheyincrease.
.12ForGodhassaidonlyonething;
onlytwodoIknow:
thattoGodalonebelongspower
.13andtoyou,Lord,love;
andthatyourepayeachman
accordingtohisdeeds.

Psalm63(62)Deus,Deusmeus
.2OGod,youaremyGod,foryouIlong;
foryoumysoulisthirsting.
Mybodypinesforyou
likeadry,wearylandwithoutwater.
.3SoIgazeonyouinthesanctuary
toseeyourstrengthandyourglory.
.4Foryourloveisbetterthanlife,
mylipswillspeakyourpraise.
.5SoIwillblessyouallmylife,
inyournameIwillliftupmyhands.
.6Mysoulshallbefilledaswithabanquet,
mymouthshallpraiseyouwithjoy.
.7OnmybedIrememberyou.
OnyouImusethroughthenight
.8foryourhavebeenmyhelp;
intheshadowofyourwingsIrejoice.
.9Mysoulclingstoyou;
yourrighthandholdsmefast.
.10Thosewhoseektodestroymylife
shallgodowntothedepthsoftheearth.
.11Theyshallbeputintothepowerofthesword
andleftasthepreyofthejackals.
.12ButthekingshallrejoiceinGod;
(allthatswearbyhimshallbeblessed,)
forthemouthofliarsshallbesilenced.

Psalm64(63)Exaudi,Deus
.2Hearmyvoice,OGod,asIcomplain,
guardmylifefromdreadofthefoe.
.3Hidemefromthebandofthewicked,
fromthethrongofthosewhodoevil.
.4Theysharpentheirtongueslikeswords;
theyaimbitterwordslikearrows

.5toshootattheinnocentfromambush,
shootingsuddenlyandrecklessly.
.6Theyschemetheirevilcourse;
theyconspiretolaysecretsnares.
Theysay:"Whowillseeus?
.7Whocansearchoutourcrimes?"
***
Hewillsearchwhosearchesthemind
andknowsthedepthsoftheheart.
.8Godhasshotthemwithhisarrow
anddealtthemsuddenwounds.
.9Theirowntonguehasbroughtthemtoruin
andallwhoseethemmock.
.10Thenwillallmenfear;
theywilltellwhatGodhasdone.
TheywillunderstandGod'sdeeds.
.11ThejustwillrejoiceintheLord
andflytohimforrefuge.
Alltheuprightheartswillglory.

Psalm65(64)Tedecethymnus
.2Toyouourpraiseisdue
inZion,OGod.
Toyouwepayourvows,
.3youwhohearourprayer.
Toyouallfleshwillcome
.4withitsburdenofsin.
Tooheavyforus,ouroffenses,
butyouwipethemaway.
.5Blessedishewhomyouchooseandcall
todwellinyourcourts.
Wearefilledwiththeblessingsofyourhouse,
ofyourholytemple.
.6Youkeepyourpledgewithwonders,
OGodoursavior,
thehopeofalltheearth
andoffardistantisles.
.7Youupholdthemountainswithyourstrength,
youaregirdedwithpower.
.8Youstilltheroaringoftheseas,
(theroaringoftheirwaves,)
andthetumultofthepeoples.
.9Theendsoftheearthstandinawe
atthesightofyourwonders.
Thelandsofsunriseandsunset

youfillwithyourjoy.
.10Youcarefortheearth,giveitwater;
youfillitwithriches.
Yourriverinheavenbrimsover
toprovideitsgrain.
Andthusyouprovidefortheearth;
.11youdrenchitsfurrows;
youlevelit,softenitwithshowers;
youblessitsgrowth.
.12Youcrowntheyearwithyourgoodness.
Abundanceflowsinyoursteps;
.13inthepasturesofthewildernessitflows.
Thehillsaregirdedwithjoy,
.14themeadowscoveredwithflocks,
thevalleysaredeckedwithwheat.
Theyshoutforjoy,yestheysing.

Psalm66(65)JubilateDeo
1CryoutwithjoytoGodalltheearth,
2Osingtothegloryofhisname.
Orenderhimgloriouspraise.
3SaytoGod:"Howtremendousareyourdeeds!
Becauseofthegreatnessofyourstrength
yourenemiescringebeforeyou.
4Beforeyoualltheearthshallbow,
shallsingtoyou,singtoyourname!"
5ComeandseetheworksofGod,
tremendoushisdeedsamongmen.
6Heturnedtheseaintodryland,
theypassedthroughtheriverdryshod.
Letourjoythenbeinhim;
7herulesforeverbyhismight.
Hiseyeskeepwatchoverthenations:
letrebelsnotriseagainsthim.
8Opeoples,blessourGod;
letthevoiceofhispraiseresound,
9oftheGodwhogavelifetooursouls
andkeptourfeetfromstumbling.
10Foryou,OGod,havetestedus,
youhavetriedusassilveristried;
11youledus,God,intothesnare;
youlaidaheavyburdenonourbacks.
12Youletfoesrideoverourheads;
wewentthroughfireandthroughwater

butthenyoubroughtusrelief.
13BurntofferingIbringtoyourhouse;
toyouIwillpaymyvows,
14thevowswhichmylipshaveuttered,
whichmymouthspokeinmydistress.
15Iwillofferburntofferingsoffatlings
withthesmokeofburningrams.
Iwillofferbullocksandgoats.
16Comeandhear,allwhofearGod,
Iwilltellwhathedidformysoul:
17tohimIcriedaloud,
withhighpraisereadyonmytongue.
18Iftherehadbeenevilinmyheart,
theLordwouldnothavelistened.
19ButtrulyGodhaslistened;
hehasheededthevoiceofmyprayer.
20BlessedbeGodwhodidnotrejectmyprayer
norwithholdhislovefromme.

Psalm67(66)Deusmisereatur
.2OGod,begraciousandblessus
andletyourfacesheditslightuponus.
.3Sowillyourwaysbeknownuponearth
andallnationslearnyoursavinghelp.
.4Letthepeoplespraiseyou,OGod;
letallthepeoplespraiseyou.
.5Letthenationsbegladandexult
foryouruletheworldwithjustice.
Withfairnessyourulethepeoples,
youguidethenationsonearth.
.6Letthepeoplespraiseyou,OGod;
letallthepeoplespraiseyou.
.7Theearthhasyieldeditsfruit
forGod,ourGod,hasblessedus.
.8MayGodstillgiveushisblessing
tilltheendsoftheearthreverehim.

Psalm68(67)ExsurgatDeus
.2LetGodarise,lethisfoesbescattered.
Letthosewhohatehimfleebeforehim.
.3Assmokeisblownawaysowilltheybeblownaway;
likewaxthatmeltsbeforethefire,

sothewickedshallperishatthepresenceofGod.
.4ButthejustshallrejoiceatthepresenceofGod,
theyshallexultanddanceforjoy.
.5OsingtotheLord,makemusictohisname;
makeahighwayforhimwhoridesontheclouds.
RejoiceintheLord,exultathispresence.
.6Fatheroftheorphan,defenderofthewidow,
suchisGodinhisholyplace.
.7Godgivesthelonelyahometolivein;
heleadstheprisonersforthintofreedom;
butrebelsmustdwellinaparchedland.
.8Whenyouwentforth,OGod,attheheadofyourpeople,
/.9whenyoumarchedacrossthedesert,theearthtrembled:
theheavensmeltedatthepresenceofGod,
atthepresenceofGod,Israel'sGod.
.10Youpoureddown,OGod,agenerousrain;
whenyourpeoplewerestarvedyougavethemnewlife.
.11Itwastherethatyourpeoplefoundahome,
preparedinyourgoodness,OGod,forthepoor.
.12TheLordgivesthewordtothebearersofgoodtidings:
"TheAlmightyhasdefeatedanumberlessarmy
.13andkingsandarmiesareinflight,inflight
whileyouwereatrestamongthesheepfolds."
.14Athomethewomenalreadysharethespoil.
Theyarecoveredwithsilverasthewingsofadove,
itsfeathersbrilliantwithshininggold
.15andjewelsflashinglikesnowonMountZalmon.
.16ThemountainsofBashanaremightymountains;
highridgedmountainsarethemountainsofBashan.
.17Whylookwithenvy,youhighridgedmountains,
atthemountainwhereGodhaschosentodwell?
ItistherethattheLordshalldwellforever.
.18ThechariotsofGodarethousandsuponthousands.
TheLordhascomefromSinaitotheholyplace.
.19Youhavegoneuponhigh;youhavetakencaptives,
receivingmenandwomenintribute,OGod,
eventhosewhorebel,intoyourdwelling,OLord.
.20MaytheLordbeblesseddayafterday.
Hebearsourburdens,Godoursavior;
.21thisGodofoursisaGodwhosaves.
TheLordourGodholdsthekeysofdeath.
.22AndGodwillsmitetheheadofhisfoes,
thecrownofthosewhopersistintheirsins.
.23TheLordsaid:"IwillbringthembackfromBashan;
Iwillbringthembackfromthedepthofthesea.
.24Thenyourfeetwilltreadintheirblood
andthetonguesofyourdogstaketheirshareofthefoe."

.25Theyseeyoursolemnprocession,OGod,
theprocessionofmyGod,ofmyking,tothesanctuary:
.26thesingersintheforefront,themusicianscominglast,
betweenthem,maidenssoundingtheirtimbrels.
.27"Infestivegatherings,blesstheLord;
blessGod,OyouwhoareIsrael'ssons."
.28ThereisBenjamin,leastofthetribes,atthehead,
Judah'sprinces,amightythrong,
Zebulun'sprinces,Naphtali'sprinces.
.29Showforth,OGod,showforthyourmight,
yourmight,OGod,whichyouhaveshownforus.
.30ForthesakeofyourtemplehighinJerusalem
maynationscometoyoubringingtheirtribute.
.31Threatenthewildbeastthatdwellsinthereeds,
thebandsofthemightyandrulersofthepeoples.
Letthembowdownofferingsilver.
Scatterthepeopleswhodelightinwar.
.32EnvoyswillmaketheirwayfromEgypt;
EthiopiawillstretchoutherhandstoGod.
.33Kingdomsoftheearth,singtoGod,praisetheLord
.34whoridesontheheavens,theancientheavens.
Hethundershisvoice,hismightyvoice.
.35Come,acknowledgethepowerofGod.
HisgloryisonIsrael;hismightisintheskies.
.36Godistobefearedinhisholyplace.
HeistheLord,Israel'sGod.
Hegivesstrengthandpowertohispeople.
BlessedbeGod!

Psalm69(68)Salvummefac
.2Saveme,OGod,
forthewatershaverisentomyneck.
.3Ihavesunkintothemudofthedeep
andthereisnofoothold.
Ihaveenteredthewatersofthedeep
andthewavesoverwhelmme.
.4Iamweariedwithallmycrying,
mythroatisparched.
Myeyesarewastedaway
fromlookingformyGod.
.5Morenumerousthanthehairsonmyhead
arethosewhoatewithoutcause.
Thosewhoattackmewithlies
aretoomuchformystrength.

HowcanIrestore
whatIhaveneverstolen?
.6OGod,youknowmysinfulfolly;
mysinsyoucansee.
.7Letnotthosewhohopeinyoubeputtoshame
throughme,Lordofhosts:
letnotthosewhoseekyoubedismayed
throughme,GodofIsrael.
.8ItisforyouthatIsuffertaunts,
thatshamecoversmyface,
.9thatIhavebecomeastrangertomybrothers,
analientomyownmother'ssons.
.10Iburnwithzealforyourhouse
andtauntsagainstyoufallonme.
.11WhenIafflictmysoulwithfasting
theymakeitatauntagainstme.
.12WhenIputonsackclothandmourning
thentheymakemeabyword,
.13thegossipofmenatthegates,
thesubjectofdrunkard'ssongs.
.14Thisismyprayertoyou,
myprayforyourfavor.
Inyourgreatlove,answerme,OGod,
withyourhelpthatneverfails;
.15rescuemefromsinkinginthemud,
savemefrommyfoes.
Savemefromthewatersofthedeep
.16lestthewavesoverwhelmme.
Donotletthedeepengulfme
nordeathcloseitsmouthonme.
.17Lord,answer,foryourloveiskind;
inyourcompassion,turntowardsme.
.18Donothideyourfacefromyourservant;
answermequicklyforIamindistress.
.19Comeclosetomysoulandredeemme;
ransommepressedbymyfoes.
.20Youknowhowtheytauntandderideme;
myoppressorsareallbeforeyou.
.21Tauntshavebrokenmyheart;
Ihavereachedtheendofmystrength.
Ilookedinvainforcompassion,forconsoles;
notonecouldIfind.
.22Forfoodtheygavemepoison;
inmythirsttheygavemevinegartodrink.
.23Lettheirtablebeasnaretothem
andtheirfestivebanquetsatrap.
.24Lettheireyesgrowdimandblind;
lettheirlimbstrembleandshake.

.25Pouroutyourangeruponthem,
lettheheatofyourfuryovertakethem.
.26Lettheircampbeleftdesolate;
letnoonedwellintheirtents:
.27fortheypersecuteonewhomyoustruck;
theyincreasethepainofoneyouwounded.
.28Chargethemwithguiltuponguilt;
letthemneverbefoundjustinyoursight.
.29Blotthemoutfromthebookoftheliving;
donotenrollthemamongthejust.
.30Asformeinmypovertyandpain,
letyourhelp,OGod,liftmeup.
.31IwillpraiseGod'snamewithasong;
Iwillglorifyhimwiththanksgiving.
.32AgiftpleasingGodmorethanoxen,
morethanbeastspreparedforsacrifice.
.33Thepoorwhentheyseeitwillbeglad
andGodseekingheartswillrevive;
.34fortheLordlistenstotheneedy
anddoesnotspurnhisservantsintheirchains.
.35Lettheheavensandtheearthgivehimpraise,
theseaandallitslivingcreatures.
.36ForGodwillbringhelptoZion
andrebuildthecitiesofJudah
andmenshalldwellthereinpossession.
.37Thesonsofhisservantsshallinheritit;
thosewholovehisnameshalldwellthere.

Psalm70(69)Deus,inadjutorium
.2OGod,makehastetomyrescue,
Lord,cometomyaid!
.3Lettherebeshameandconfusion
onthosewhoseekmylife.
Oletthemturnbackinconfusion,
whodelightinmyharm,
.4letthemretreat,coveredwithshame,
whojeeratmylot.
.5Letthereberejoicingandgladness
forallwhoseekyou.
Letthemsayforever:"Godisgreat,"
wholoveyoursavinghelp.
.6Asforme,wretchedandpoor,
cometome,OGod.
Youaremyrescuer,myhelp,
OLord,donotdelay.


Psalm71(70)Inte,Domine,speravi
1Inyou,OLord,Itakerefuge;
letmeneverbeputtoshame.
2Inyourjusticerescueme,freeme;
payheedtomeandsaveme.
3BearockwhereIcantakerefuge,
amightystrongholdtosaveme;
foryouaremyrock,mystronghold.
4Freemefromthehandofthewicked,
fromthegripoftheunjust,oftheoppressor.
5Itisyou,OLord,whoaremyhope,
mytrust,OLord,frommyyouth.
6OnyouIhaveleanedfrommybirth;
frommymother'swombyouhavebeenmyhelp.
Myhopehasalwaysbeeninyou.
7Myfatehasfilledmanywithawe
butyouaremystrongrefuge.
8Mylipsarefilledwithyourpraise,
withyourgloryallthedaylong.
9DonotrejectmenowthatIamold;
whenmystrengthfailsdonotforsakeme.
10Formyenemiesarespeakingaboutme;
thosewhowatchmetakecounseltogether.
11Saying:"Godhasforsakenhim;followhim,
seizehim;thereisnoonetosavehim."
12OGod,donotstayfaroff:
myGod,makehastetohelpme!
13Letthembeputtoshameanddestroyed,
allthosewhoseekmylife.
Letthembecoveredwithshameandconfusion,
allthosewhoseektoharmme.
14Butasforme,Iwillalwayshope
andpraiseyoumoreandmore.
15Mylipswilltellofyourjustice
anddaybydayofyourhelp
(thoughIcannevertellitall).
16Lord,Iwilldeclareyourmightydeeds,
proclaimingyourjustice,yoursalone.
17OGod,youhavetaughtmefrommyyouth
andIproclaimyourwondersstill.
18NowthatIamoldandgrayheaded,
donotforsakeme,God.
/19Letmetellofyourstrengthandjusticetotheskies,
tellofyouwhohaveworkedsuchwonders.
OGod,whoislikeyou?

20Youhaveburdenedmewithbittertroubles
butyouwillgivemebackmylife.
Youwillraisemefromthedepthsoftheearth;
21youwillexaltmeandconsolemeagain.
22SoIwillgiveyouthanksonthelyre
foryourfaithfullove,OGod.
ToyouwillIsingwiththeharp,
toyou,theHolyOneofIsrael.
23WhenIsingtoyoumylipsshallrejoice
andmysoul,whichyouhaveredeemed.
24Andallthedaylongmytongue
shalltellthetaleofyourjustice:
fortheyareputtoshameanddisgraced,
allthosewhoseektoharmme.

Psalm72(71)Deus,judicium
1OGod,giveyourjudgmenttotheking,
toaking'ssonyourjustice,
2thathemayjudgeyourpeopleinjustice
andyourpoorinrightjudgment.
3Maythemountainsbringforthpeaceforthepeople
andthehills,justice.
4Mayhedefendthepoorofthepeople
andsavethechildrenoftheneedy
(andcrushtheoppressor).
5Heshallendurelikethesunandthemoon
fromagetoage.
6Heshalldescendlikerainonthemeadow,
likeraindropsontheearth.
7Inhisdaysjusticeshallflourish
andpeacetillthemoonfails.
8Heshallrulefromseatosea,
fromtheGreatRivertoearth'sbounds.
9Beforehimhisenemiesshallfall,
hisfoeslickthedust.
10ThekingsofTarshishandtheseacoasts
shallpayhimtribute.
ThekingsofShebaandSeba
shallbringhimgifts.
11Beforehimallkingsshallfallprostrate,
allnationsshallservehim.
12Forheshallsavethepoorwhentheycry
andtheneedywhoarehelpless.
13Hewillhavepityontheweak
andsavethelivesofthepoor.

14Fromoppressionhewillrescuetheirlives,
tohimtheirbloodisdear.
15(Longmayhelive,
maythegoldofShebabegivenhim.)
Theyshallprayforhimwithoutceasing
andblesshimalltheday.
16Maycornbeabundantintheland
tothepeaksofthemountains.
MayitsfruitrustlelikeLebanon;
maypeopleflourishinthecities
likegrassontheearth.
17Mayhisnamebeblessedforever
andendurelikethesun.
Everytribeshallbeblessedinhim,
allnationsblesshisname.

[18]BlessedbetheLord,GodofIsrael,
whoaloneworkswonders,
[19]everblessedhisgloriousname.
Lethisgloryfilltheearth.
Amen!Amen!
Psalm73(72)QuambonusIsrael!
1HowgoodGodistoIsrael,
tothosewhoarepureofheart.
2Yetmyfeetcameclosetostumbling,
mystepshadalmostslipped
3forIwasfilledwithenvyoftheproud
whenIsawhowthewickedprosper.
4Forthemtherearenopains;
theirbodiesaresoundandsleek.
5Theydonotshareinmen'ssorrows;
theyarenotstrickenlikeothers.
6Sotheyweartheirpridelikeanecklace,
theyclothethemselveswithviolence.
7Theirheartsoverflowwithmalice,
theirmindsseethewithplots.
8Theyscoff;theyspeakwithmalice;
fromonhightheyplanoppression.
9Theyhavesettheirmouthsintheheavens
andtheirtonguesdictatetotheearth.
10Sothepeopleturntofollowthem
anddrinkinalltheirwords.
11Theysay:"HowcanGodknow?
DoestheMostHightakeanynotice?"
12Lookatthem,sucharethewicked,

butuntroubled,theygrowinwealth.
***
13Howuselesstokeepmyheartpure
andwashmyhandsininnocence,
14whenIwasstrickenalldaylong,
sufferedpunishmentdayafterday.
15ThenIsaid:"IfIshouldspeaklikethat,
Ishouldbetraytheraceofyoursons."
16Istrovetofathomthisproblem,
toohardformymindtounderstand,
17untilIpiercedthemysteriesofGod
andunderstoodwhatbecomesofthewicked.
***
18Howslipperythepathsonwhichyousetthem;
youmakethemslidetodestruction.
19Howsuddenlytheycometotheirruin,
wipedout,destroyedbyterrors.
20Likeadreamonewakesfrom,OLord,
whenyouwakeyoudismissthemasphantoms.
21Andsowhenmyheartgrewembittered
andwhenIwascuttothequick,
22Iwasstupidanddidnotunderstand,
nobetterthanabeastinyoursight.
23YetIwasalwaysinyourpresence;
youwereholdingmebymyrighthand.
24Youwillguidemebyyourcounsel
andsoyouwillleadmetoglory.
25WhatelsehaveIinheavenbutyou?
ApartfromyouIwantnothingonearth.
26Mybodyandmyheartfaintforjoy;
Godismypossessionforever.
27Allthosewhoabandonyoushallperish;
youwilldestroyallthosewhoarefaithless.
28TobenearGodismyhappiness.
IhavemadetheLordGodmyrefuge.
Iwilltellofyourworks
atthegatesofthecityofZion.

Psalm74(73)Utquid,Deus?
1Why,OGod,haveyoucastusoffforever?
Whyblazewithangeratthesheepofyourpasture?
2Rememberyourpeoplewhomwhochoselongago,
thetribeyouredeemedtobeyourownpossession,
themountainofZionwhereyoumadeyourdwelling.

3Turnyourstepstotheseplacesthatareutterlyruined!
Theenemyhaslaidwastethewholeofthesanctuary.
4Yourfoeshavemadeuproarinyourhouseofprayer:
theyhavesetuptheiremblems,theirforeignemblems,
5highabovetheentrancetothesanctuary.
/6Theiraxeshavebatteredthewoodofitsdoors.
Theyhavestrucktogetherwithhatchetandpickax.
7OGod,theyhavesetyoursanctuaryonfire;
theyhaverazedandprofanedtheplacewhereyoudwell.
8Theysaidintheirhearts:"Letusutterlycrushthem;
letusburneveryshrineofGodintheland."
9ThereisnosignfromGod,norhaveweaprophet,
wehavenoonetotellushowlongitwilllast.
10Howlong,OGod,istheenemytoscoff?
Isthefoetoinsultyournameforever?
11Why,OLord,doyouholdbackyourhand?
Whydoyoukeepyourrighthandhidden?
12YetGodisourkingfromtimepast,
thegiverofhelpthroughalltheland.
13Itwasyouwhodividedtheseabyyourmight,
whoshatteredtheheadsofthemonstersinthesea.
14ItwasyouwhocrushedLeviathan'sheads
andgavehimasfoodtotheuntamedbeasts.
15Itwasyouopenedspringsandtorrents;
itwasyouwhodriedupeverflowingrivers.
16
Yoursisthedayandyoursisthenight.
17Itwasyouwhoappointedthelightandthesun;
itwasyouwhofixedtheboundsoftheearth:
youwhomadebothsummerandwinter.
18Rememberthis,Lord,andseetheenemyscoffing;
asenselesspeopleinsultsyourname.
19DonotgiveIsrael,yourdove,tothehawk
norforgetthelifeofyourpooronesforever.
20Rememberyourcovenant;everycaveintheland
isaplacewhereviolencemakesitshome.
21Donotlettheoppressedreturndisappointed;
letthepoorandtheneedyblessyourname.
22Arise,OGod,anddefendyourcause!
Rememberhowthesenselessrevileyoualltheday.
23Donotforgettheclamorofyourfoes,
thedailyincreasinguproarofyourfoes.

Psalm75(74)Confitebimurtibi
.2Wegivethankstoyou,OGod,
wegivethanksandcalluponyourname.

Werecountyourwonderfuldeeds.
***
.3"WhenIreachtheappointedtime,
thenIwilljudgewithjustice.
.4Thoughtheearthandallwhodwellinitmayrock,
itisIwhoupholditspillars.
.5TotheboastfulIsay:'Donotboast,'
tothewicked:'Donotflauntyourstrength,
.6donotflauntyourstrengthonhigh.
Donotspeakwithinsolentpride.'"
.7Forneitherfromtheeastnorthewest,
norfromdesertormountainscomesjudgment,
.8butGodhimselfisthejudge.
Onehehumbles,anotherheexalts.
.9TheLordholdsacupinhishand,
fullofwine,foamingandspiced.
Hepoursit;theydrinkittothedregs;
allthewickedontheearthmustdrainit.
.10Asforme,Iwillrejoiceforever
andsingpsalmstoJacob'sGod.
.11Heshallbreakthepowerofthewicked,
whilethestrengthofthejustshallbeexalted.

Psalm76(75)NotusinJudaea
.2God,youaremadeknowninJudah;
inIsraelyournameisgreat.
.3YousetupyourtentinJerusalem
andyourdwellingplaceinZion.
.4Itwasthereyoubroketheflashingarrows,
theshield,thesword,thearmor.
.5You,OLord,areresplendent,
moremajesticthantheeverlastingmountains.
.6Thewarriors,despoiled,sleptindeath;
thehandsofthesoldierswerepowerless.
.7Atyourthreat,OGodofJacob,
horseandriderlaystunned.
.8You,youalone,striketerror.
Whoshallstandwhenyourangerisroused?
.9Youutteredyoursentencefromtheheavens;
theearthinterrorwasstill
.10whenyouarosetojudge,
tosavethehumbleoftheearth.
.11Men'sangerwillservetopraiseyou;
itssurvivorssurroundyouwithjoy.
.12MakevowstoyourGodandfulfillthem.

Letallpaytributetohimwhostrikesterror,
.13whocutsshortthebreathofprinces,
whostrikesterrorinthekingsoftheearth.

Psalm77(76)VocemeaadDominum
.2IcryaloudtoGod,
cryaloudtoGodthathemayhearme.
.3InthedayofmydistressIsoughttheLord.
Myhandswereraisedatnightwithoutceasing;
mysoulrefusedtobeconsoled.
.4IrememberedmyGodandIgroaned.
Iponderedandmyspiritfainted.
.5Youwithheldsleepfrommyeyes.
Iwastroubled,Icouldnotspeak.
.6Ithoughtofthedaysoflongago
andrememberedtheyearslongpast.
.7AtnightImusedwithinmyheart.
Iponderedandmyspiritquestioned.
.8"WilltheLordrejectusforever?
Willheshowushisfavornomore?
.9Hashislovevanishedforever?
Hashispromisecometoanend?
.10DoesGodforgethismercy
orinangerwithholdhiscompassion?"
.11Isaid:"Thisiswhatcausesmygrief;
thatthewayoftheMostHighhaschanged."
.12IrememberthedeedsoftheLord,
Irememberyourwondersofold,
.13Imuseonallyourworks
andponderyourmightydeeds.
.14Yourways,OGod,areholy.
WhatgodisasgreatasourGod?
.15YouaretheGodwhoworkswonders.
Youshowedyourpoweramongthepeoples.
.16Yourstrongarmredeemedyourpeople,
thesonsofJacobandJoseph.
.17Thewaterssawyou,OGod,
thewaterssawyouandtrembled;
thedepthsweremovedwithterror.
.18Thecloudspoureddownrain,
theskiessentforththeirvoice;
yourarrowsflashedtoandfro.
.19Yourthunderrolledroundthesky,
yourflasheslighteduptheworld.
Theearthwasmovedandtrembled
.20whenyourwayledthroughthesea,
yourpaththroughthemightywaters

andnoonesawyourfootprints.
.21Youguidedyourpeoplelikeaflock
bythehandofMosesandAaron.

Psalm78(77)Attendite,popule
1Giveheed,mypeople,tomyteaching;
turnyoureartothewordsofmymouth.
2Iwillopenmymouthinaparable
andrevealhiddenlessonsofthepast.
3Thethingswehaveheardandunderstood,
thethingsourfathershavetoldus,
4thesewewillnothidefromtheirchildren
butwilltellthemtothenextgeneration:
thegloriesoftheLordandhismight
andthemarvelousdeedshehasdone,
5thewitnesshegavetoJacob,
thelawheestablishedinIsrael.
Hegaveacommandtoourfathers
tomakeitknowntotheirchildren
6thatthenextgenerationmightknowit,
thechildrenyettobeborn.
7Theytooshouldariseandtelltheirsons
thattheytooshouldsettheirhopeinGod
andneverforgetGod'sdeeds
butkeepeveryoneofhiscommands,
8sothattheymightnotbeliketheirfathers,
adefiantandrebelliousrace,
aracewhoseheartwasfickle,
whosespiritwasunfaithfultoGod.
***
9ThesonsofEphraim,armedwiththebow,
turnedbackinthedayofbattle.
10TheyfailedtokeepGod'scovenant
andwouldnotwalkaccordingtohislaw.
11Theyforgotthethingshehasdone,
themarvelousdeedshehadshownthem.
12Hedidwondersinthesightoftheirfathers,
inEgypt,intheplainsofZoan.
13Hedividedtheseaandledthemthrough
andmadethewatersstanduplikeawall.
14Bydayheledthemwithacloud,
bynight,withalightoffire.
15Hesplittherocksinthedesert.

Hegavethemplentifuldrinkasfromthedeep.
16Hemadestreamsflowoutfromtherock
andmadewatersrundownlikerivers.
***
17Yetstilltheysinnedagainsthim;
theydefiedtheMostHighinthedesert.
18IntheirhearttheyputGodtothetest
bydemandingthefoodtheycraved.
19TheyevenspokeagainstGod.
Theysaid:"IsitpossibleforGod
toprepareatableinthedesert?
20Itwashewhostrucktherock,
waterflowedandsweptdownintorrents.
Butcanhealsogiveusbread?
Canheprovidemeatforhispeople?"
21WhenheheardthistheLordwasangry.
AfirewaskindledagainstJacob,
hisangerroseagainstIsrael
22forhavingnofaithinGod;
forrefusingtotrustinhishelp.
23Yethecommandedthecloudsabove
andopenedthegatesofheaven.
24Heraineddownmannafortheirfood,
andgavethembreadfromheaven.
25Meremenatethebreadofangels.
Hesentthemabundanceoffood;
26hemadetheeastwindblowfromheaven
androusedthesouthwindbyhismight.
27Herainedfoodonthemlikedust,
wingedfowllikethesandsofthesea.
28Heletitfallinthemidstoftheircamp
andallaroundtheirtents.
29Sotheyateandhadtheirfill;
andhegavethemalltheycraved.
30Butbeforetheyhadsatedtheircraving,
whilethefoodwasstillintheirmouths,
31God'sangerroseagainstthem.
Heslewthestrongestamongthem,
struckdowntheflowerofIsrael.
32Despitethistheywentonsinning;
theyhadnofaithinhiswonders:
33soheendedtheirdayslikeabreath
andtheiryearsinsuddenruin.
34Whenheslewthemthentheywouldseekhim,
returnandseekhiminearnest.

35TheywouldrememberthatGodwastheirrock,
GodtheMostHightheirredeemer.
36Butthewordstheyspokeweremereflattery;
theyliedtohimwiththeirlips.
37Fortheirheartswerenottrulywithhim;
theywerenotfaithfultohiscovenant.
38Yethewhoisfullofcompassion
forgavethemtheirsinandsparedthem.
Sooftenheheldbackhisanger
whenhemighthavestirreduphisrage.
39Herememberedtheywereonlymen,
abreaththatpassesnevertoreturn.
***
40Howoftentheydefiedhiminthewilderness
andcausedhimpaininthedesert!
41YetagaintheyputGodtothetest
andgrievedtheHolyOneofIsrael.
42Theydidnotrememberhisdeeds
northedayhesavedthemfromthefoe;
43whenheworkedhismiraclesinEgypt,
hiswondersintheplainsofZoan;
44whenheturnedtheirriversintoblood,
madetheirstreamsimpossibletodrink.
45Hesentdogfliesagainstthemtodevourthem
andswarmsoffrogstomolestthem.
46Hegavetheircropstothegrub,
thefruitoftheirlabortothelocust.
47Hedestroyedtheirvineswithhail,
theirsycamoretreeswithfrost.
48Hegaveuptheircattletoplague,
theirflocksandherdstopestilence.
49Heturnedonthemtheheatofisanger,
fury,rageandhavoc,
atroopofdestroyingangels.
50Hegavefreecoursetohisanger.
Hedidnotsparethemfromdeath
butgavetheirlivestotheplague.
51HestruckallthefirstborninEgypt,
thefinestflowerinthedwellingsofHam.
52Thenhebroughtforthhispeoplelikesheep;
heguidedthemsafelyinthedesert.
53Heledthemsafelywithnothingtofear,
whiletheseaengulfedtheirfoes.
54Sohebroughtthemtohisholyland,

tothemountainwhichhisrighthandhadwon.
55Hedroveoutthenationsbeforethem,
anddividedthelandfortheirheritage.
Theirtentshegaveasadwelling
toeachoneofIsrael'stribes.
***
56StilltheyputGodtotheproofanddefiedhim;
theyrefusedtoobeytheMostHigh.
57Theystrayed,faithlessliketheirfathers,
likeabowonwhichthearchercannotcount.
58Withtheirmountainshrinestheyangeredhim;
madehimjealouswiththeidolstheyserved.
59Godsawthisandwasfilledwithfury:
heutterlyrejectedIsrael.
60HeforsookhisdwellingplaceinShiloh,
thetentwherehelivedamongmen.
61Hegavehisarkintocaptivity,
hisgloriousarkintothehandsofthefoe.
62Hegaveuphispeopletothesword,
inhisangeragainsthischosenones.
63Sowardevouredtheiryoungmen,
theirmaidenshadnoweddingsongs;
64theirpriestsfellbythesword,
andtheirwidowsmadenolament.
65ThentheLordawokeasiffromsleep,
likeawarriorovercomewithwine.
66Hestruckhisfoesfrombehind
andputthemtoeverlastingshame.
67HerejectedthetentofJoseph;
HedidnotchoosethetribeofEphraim
68buthechosethetribeofJudah,
thehillofZionwhichheloves.
69Hebuilthisshrineliketheheavens,
orliketheearthwhichhemadefirmforever.
70AndhechoseDavidhisservant
andtookhimawayfromthesheepfolds.
71Fromthecareoftheeweshecalledhim
tobeshepherdofJacobhispeople,
OfIsraelisownpossession.
72Hetendedthemwithblamelessheart,
withdiscerningmindheledthem.

Psalm79(78)Deus,venerunt

1OGod,thenationshaveinvadedyourland,
theyhaveprofanedyourholytemple.
TheyhavemadeJerusalemaheapofruins.
2Theyhavehandedoverthebodiesofyourservants
asfoodtofeedthebirdsofheaven
andthefleshofyourfaithfultothebeastsoftheearth.
3TheyhavepouredoutbloodlikewaterinJerusalem;
nooneislefttoburythedead.
4Wehavebecomethetauntofourneighbors,
themockeryandscornofthosewhosurroundus.
5Howlong,OLord?Willyoubeangryforever;
howlongwillyourangerburnlikefire?
6Pouroutyourrageonthenations,
thenationsthatdonotknowyou.
Pouroutyourrageonthekingdoms
thatdonotcallonyourname,
7fortheyhavedevouredJacob
andlaidwastethelandwheretheydwell.
8Donotholdtheguiltofourfatheragainstus.
Letyourcompassionhastentomeetus;
weareleftinthedepthsofdistress.
9OGodoursavior,cometoourhelp.
Comeforthesakeofthegloryofyourname.
OLordourGod,forgiveusoursins;
rescueusforthesakeofyourname.
10Whyshouldthenationssay:"WhereistheirGod?"
Letusseethenationsaroundusrepaid
withvengeanceforthebloodofyourservantsthatwasshed!
11Letthegroansoftheprisonerscomebeforeyou;
letyourstrongarmreprievethosecondemnedtodie.
12Paybacktoourneighborsseventimesover
thetauntswithwhichtheytauntedyou,OLord.
13Butwe,yourpeople,theflockofyourpasture,
willgiveyouthanksforeverandever.
Wewilltellyourpraisefromagetoage.

Psalm80(79)QuiregisIsrael
.2OshepherdofIsrael,hearus,
youwholeadJoseph'sflock,
shineforthfromyourcherubimthrone
.3uponEphraim,Benjamin,Manasseh.
OLord,rouseupyourmight,
OLord,cometoourhelp.
.4Godofhostsbringusback;
letyourfaceshineonusandweshallbesaved.

.5LordGodofhosts,howlong
willyoufrownonyourpeople'splea?
.6Youhavefedthemwithtearsfortheirbread,
andabundanceoftearsfortheirdrink.
.7Youhavemadeusthetauntofourneighbors,
ourenemieslaughustoscorn.
.8Godofhosts,bringusback;
letyourfaceshineonusandweshallbesaved.
.9YoubroughtavineourofEgypt;
toplantityoudroveoutthenations.
.10Beforeityouclearedtheground;
ittookrootandspreadthroughtheland.
.11Themountainswerecoveredwithitsshadow,
thecedarsofGodwithitsboughs.
.12Itstretchedoutitsbranchestothesea,
totheGreatRiveritstretchedoutitsshoots.
.13Thenwhyhaveyoubrokendownitswalls?
Itispluckedbyallwhopassby.
.14Itisravagedbytheboaroftheforest,
devouredbythebeastsofthefield.
.15Godofhosts,turnagain,weimplore,
lookdownfromheavenandsee.
/.16Visitthevineandprotectit,
thevineyourrighthandhasplanted.
.17Theyhaveburntitwithfireanddestroyedit.
Maytheyperishatthefrownofyourface.
.18Mayyourhandbeonthemanyouhavechosen,
themanyouhavegivenyourstrength.
.19Andweshallneverforsakeyouagain;
giveuslifethatwemaycalluponyourname.
.20Godofhosts,bringusback;
letyourfaceshineonusandweshallbesaved.

Psalm81(80)ExulateDeo
.2RingoutyourjoytoGodourstrength,
shoutintriumphtotheGodofJacob.
.3Raiseasongandsoundthetimbrel,
thesweetsoundingharpandthelute;
.4blowthetrumpetatthenewmoon,
whenthemoonisfull,onourfeast.
.5ForthisisIsrael'slaw,
acommandoftheGodofJacob.
.6HeimposeditasaruleonJoseph,
whenhewentoutagainstthelandofEgypt.

AvoiceIdidnotknowsaidtome:
.7"Ifreedyourshoulderfromtheburden;
yourhandswerefreedfromtheload.
.8YoucalledindistressandIsavedyou.
Ianswered,concealedinthestormcloud;
atthewatersofMeribahItestedyou.
.9Listen,mypeople,tomywarning.
OIsrael,ifonlyyouwouldheed!
.10Lettherebeonforeigngodamongyou.
noworshipofanaliengod.
.11IamtheLordyourGod,
whobroughtyoufromthelandofEgypt.
OpenwideyourmouthandIwillfillit.
.12Butmypeopledidnotheedmyvoice
andIsraelwouldnotobey,
.13soIleftthemintheirstubbornnessofheart
tofollowtheirowndesigns.
.14Othatmypeoplewouldheedme,
thatIsraelwouldwalkinmyways!
.15AtonceIwouldsubduetheirfoes,
turnmyhandagainsttheirenemies.
.16TheLord'senemieswouldcringeattheirfeet
andtheirsubjectionwouldlastforever.
ButIsraelIwouldfeedwithfinestwheat
andfillthemwithhoneyfromtherock."

Psalm82(81)Deusstetit
1Godstandsinthedivineassembly.
Inthemidstofthegodshegivesjudgment.
2"Howlongwillyoujudgeunjustly
andfavorthecauseofthewicked?
3Dojusticefortheweakandtheorphan,
defendtheafflictedandtheneedy.
4Rescuetheweakandthepoor;
setthemfreefromthehandofthewicked.
5Unperceiving,theygropeinthedarkness
andtheorderoftheworldisshaken.
6Ihavesaidtoyou:'Youaregods
andallofyou,sonsoftheMostHigh.'
7Andyet,youshalldielikemen,
youshallfalllikeanyearthlyprinces."
8Arise,OGod,judgetheearth,
foryouruleallthenations.

Psalm83(82)Deus,quissimilis?
.2OGod,donotkeepsilent,
donotbedumbandunmoved,OGod,
.3foryourenemiesraiseatumult.
Thosewhohateyouliftuptheirheads.
.4Theyplotagainstyourpeople,
conspireagainstthoseyoulove.
.5Theysay:"Come,letusdestroythemasanation;
letthenameofIsraelbeforgotten."
.6Theyconspirewithasinglemind,
theymakecommonallianceagainstyou,
.7thecampsofEdomandofIshmael,
thecampsofMoabandHagar,
.8thelandofAmmonandAmalek,
Philistia,withthepeopleofTyre.
.9Assyria,too,istheirally
andjoinshandswiththesonsofLot.
.10TreatthemlikeMidian,likeSisera,
likeJabinattheRiverKishon,
.11themenwhoweredestroyedatEndor,
whosebodiesrottedontheground.
.12MaketheircaptainslikeOrebandZeeb,
alltheirprinceslikeZebahandZalmunna,
.13themenwhosaid:"Letustake
thefieldsofGodforourselves."
.14MyGod,scatterthemlikechaff,
drivethemlikestrawinthewind!
.15Asfirethatburnsawaytheforest,
asflamethatsetsthemountainsablaze,
.16drivethemawaywithyourtempest
andfillthemwithterroratyourstorm.
.17Covertheirfaceswithshame,
tilltheyseekyourname,OLord.
.18Shameandterrorbetheirsforever;
letthembedisgraced,letthemperish!
.19LetthemknowthatyournameistheLord,
theMostHighoveralltheearth.

Psalm84(83)Quamdilecta!
.2Howlovelyisyourdwellingplace,
Lord,Godofhosts.
.3Mysoulislongingandyearning,
isyearningforthecourtsoftheLord.
Myheartandmysoulringouttheirjoy
toGod,thelivingGod.

.4Thesparrowherselffindsahome
andtheswallowanestforherbrood;
shelaysheryoungbyyouraltars,
Lordofhosts,mykingandmyGod.
.5Theyarehappy,whodwellinyourhouse,
foreversingingyourpraise.
.6Theyarehappy,whosestrengthisinyou,
inwhoseheartsaretheroadstoZion.
.7AstheygothroughtheBitterValley
theymakeitaplaceofsprings
(theautumnraincoversitwithblessings).
.8Theywalkwithevergrowingstrength,
theywillseetheGodofgodsinZion.
.9OLordGodofhosts,hearmyprayer,
giveear,OGodofJacob.
.10Turnyoureyes,OGod,ourshield,
lookonthefaceofyouranointed.
.11Onedaywithinyourcourts
isbetterthanathousandelsewhere.
ThethresholdofthehouseofGod
Iprefertothedwellingsofthewicked.
.12FortheLordGodisarampart,ashield;
hewillgiveushisfavorandglory.
TheLordwillnotrefuseanygood
tothosewhowalkwithoutblame.
.13Lord,Godofhosts,
happythemanwhotrustsinyou!

Psalm85(84)Benedixisti,Domine
.2OLord,youoncefavoredyourland
andrevivedthefortunesofJacob,
.3youforgavetheguiltofyourpeople
andcoveredalltheirsins.
.4Youavertedallyourrage,
youcalmedtheheatofyouranger.
.5Reviveusnow,God,ourhelper!
Putanendtoyourgrievanceagainstus.
.6Willyoubeangrywithusforever,
willyourangernevercease?
.7Willyounotrestoreagainourlife
thatyourpeoplemayrejoiceinyou?
.8Letussee,OLord,yourmercy
andgiveusyoursavinghelp.
***

.9IwillhearwhattheLordGodhastosay,
avoicethatspeaksofpeace,
peaceforhispeopleandhisfriends
andthosewhoturntohimintheirhearts.
.10Hishelpisnearforthosewhofearhim
andhisglorywilldwellinourland.
.11Mercyandfaithfulnesshavemet;
justiceandpeacehaveembraced.
.12Faithfulnessshallspringfromtheearth
andjusticelookdownfromheaven.
.13TheLordwillmakeusprosper
andourearthshallyielditsfruit.
.14Justiceshallmarchbeforehim
andpeaceshallfollowhissteps.

Psalm86(85)Inclina,Domine
1Turnyourear,OLord,andgiveanswer
forIampoorandneedy.
2Preservemylife,forIamfaithful;
savetheservantwhotrustsinyou.
3YouaremyGod,havemercyonme,Lord,
forIcrytoyouallthedaylong.
4Givejoytoyourservant,OLord,
fortoyouIliftupmysoul.
5OLord,youaregoodandforgiving,
fulloflovetoallwhocall.
6Giveheed,OLord,tomyprayer
andattendtothesoundofmyvoice.
7InthedayofdistressIwillcall
andsurelyyouwillreply.
8Amongthegodsthereisnonelikeyou,OLord;
norworktocomparewithyours.
9Allthenationsshallcometoadoreyou
andglorifyyourname,OLord:
10foryouaregreatanddomarvelousdeeds,
youwhoaloneareGod.
11Showme,Lord,yourway
sothatImaywalkinyourtruth.
Guidemyhearttofearyourname.
12Iwillpraiseyou,LordmyGod,withallmyheart
andglorifyyournameforever;
13foryourlovetomehasbeengreat:
youhavesavedmefromthedepthsofthegrave.
14Theproudhaverisenagainstme;
ruthlessmenseekmylife;

toyoutheypaynoheed.
15Butyou,Godofmercyandcompassion,
slowtoanger,OLord,
aboundinginloveandtruth,
16turnandtakepityonme.
Ogiveyourstrengthtoyourservant
andsaveyourhandmaid'schild.
17Showmethesignofyourfavor
thatmyfoesmayseetotheirshame
thatyouconsolemeandgivemeyourhelp.

Psalm87(86)Gundamentaejus
1Ontheholymountainishiscity
cherishedbytheLord.
2TheLordprefersthegatesofZion
toallJacob'sdwellings.
3Ofyouaretoldgloriousthings,
OcityofGod!
4BabylonandEgyptIwillcount
amongthosewhoknowme;
Philistia,Tyre,Ethiopia,
thesewillbeherchildren
5andZionshallbecalled"Mother"
forallshallbeherchildren."
Itishe,theLordMostHigh,
whogiveseachhisplace.
6Inhisregisterofpeopleshewrites:
"Theseareherchildren,"
7andwhiletheydancetheywillsing:
"Inyouallfindtheirhome."

Psalm88(87)Domine,Deus
.2LordmyGod,Icallforhelpbyday;
Icryatnightbeforeyou.
.3Letmyprayercomeintoyourpresence.
Oturnyoureartomycry.
.4Formysoulisfilledwithevils;
mylifeisonthebrinkofthegrave.
.5Iamreckonedasoneinthetomb;
Ihavereachedtheendofmystrength,
.6Likeonealoneamongthedead,
liketheslainlyingintheirgraves,
likethoseyouremembernomore,
cutoff,astheyare,fromyourhand.

.7Youhavelaidmeinthedepthsofthetomb,
inplacesthataredark,inthedepths.
.8Yourangerweighsdownuponme;
Iamdrownedbeneathyourwaves.
.9Youhavetakenawaymyfriends
andmademehatefulintheirsight.
Imprisoned,Icannotescape;
.10myeyesaresunkenwithgrief.
Icalltoyou,Lord,allthedaylong;
toyourIstretchoutmyhands.
.11Willyouworkyourwondersforthedead?
Willtheshadesstandandpraiseyou?
.12Willyourlovebetoldinthegrave
oryourfaithfulnessamongthedead?
.13Willyourwondersbeknowninthedark
oryourjusticeinthelandofoblivion?
.14Asforme,Lord,Icalltoyouforhelp;
inthemorningmyprayercomesbeforeyou.
.15Lord,whydoyourejectme?
Whydoyouhideyourface?
.16Wretched,closetodeathfrommyyouth,
Ihaveborneyourtrials;Iamnumb.
.17Yourfuryhassweptdownuponme;
yourterrorshaveutterlydestroyedme.
.18Theysurroundmeallthedaylikeaflood,
theyassailmealltogether.
.19Friendandneighboryouhavetakenaway:
myonecompanionisdarkness.

Psalm89(88)MisericordiasDomini
.2Iwillsingforeverofyourlove,OLord;
throughallagesmymouthwillproclaimyourtruth.
.3OfthisIamsure,thatyourlovelastsforever,
thatyourtruthisfirmlyestablishedastheheavens.
.4"WithmychosenoneIhavemadeacovenant;
IhavesworntoDavidmyservant:
.5Iwillestablishyourdynastyforever
andsetupyourthronethroughallages."
.6Theheavensproclaimyourwonders,OLord;
theassemblyofyourholyonesproclaimsyourtruth.
.7ForwhointheskiescancomparewiththeLord
orwhoisliketheLordamongthesonsofGod?
.8AGodtobefearedinthecounciloftheholyones,
greatanddreadfultoallaroundhim.
.9OLordGodofhosts,whoisyourequal?

Youaremighty,OLord,andtruthisyourgarment.
.10Itisyouwhoruletheseainitspride;
itisyouwhostillthesurgingofitswaves.
.11ItisyouwhotrodRahabunderfootlikeacorpse,
scatteringyourfoeswithyourmightyarm.
.12Theheavensareyours,theworldisyours.
Itisyouwhofoundedtheearthandallitholds;
.13itisyouwhocreatedtheNorthandtheSouth.
TaborandHermonshoutforjoyatyourname.
.14Yoursisamightyarm,OLord;
yourhandisstrong,yourrighthandready.
.15Justiceandrightarethepillarsofyourthrone,
loveandtruthwalkinyourpresence.
.16Happythepeoplewhoacclaimsuchaking,
whowalk,OLord,inthelightofyourface,
.17whofindtheirjoyeverydayinyourname,
whomakeyourjusticethesourceoftheirbliss.
.18Foryou,OLord,arethegloryoftheirstrength;
byyourfavoritisthatourmightisexalted;
.19forourrulerisinthekeepingoftheLord;
ourkinginthekeepingoftheHolyOneofIsrael.
***
.20Ofoldyouspokeinavision.
Toyourfriendstheprophetsyousaid:
"Ihavesetthecrownonawarrior,
Ihaveexaltedonechosenfromthepeople.
.21IhavefoundDavidmyservant
andwithmyholyoilanointedhim.
.22Myhandshallalwaysbewithhim
andmyarmshallmakehimstrong.
.23Theenemyshallneveroutwithim
northeevilonesoppresshim.
.24Iwillbeatdownhisfoesbeforehim
andsmitethosewhohatehim.
.25Mytruthandmyloveshallbewithhim;
bymynamehismightshallbeexalted.
.26IwillstretchouthishandtotheSea
andhisrighthandasfarastheRiver.
.27Hewillsaytome:'Youaremyfather,
myGod,therockwhosavesme.'
.28AndIwillmakehimmyfirstborn,
thehighestofthekingsoftheearth.
.29Iwillkeepmyloveforhimalways;
withhimmycovenantshalllast.
.30Iwillestablishhisdynastyforever,

makehisthroneendureastheheavens.
.31Ifhissonsforsakemylaw
andrefusetowalkasIdecree
.32andifevertheyviolatemystatutes,
refusingtokeepmycommands;
.33thenIwillpunishtheiroffenseswiththerod,
thenIwillscourgethemonaccountoftheirguilt.
.34ButIwillnevertakebackmylove,
mytruthwillneverfail.
.35Iwillneverviolatemycovenant
norgobackonthewordIhavespoken.
.36Onceforall,Ihaveswornbymyholiness.
'IwillneverlietoDavid.
.37Hisdynastyshalllastforever.
Inmysighthisthroneislikethesun;
.38likethemoon,itshallendureforever,
afaithfulwitnessintheskies.'"
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.39Andyetyouhavespurned,rejected,
youareangrywiththeoneyouhaveanointed.
.40Youhavebrokenyourcovenantwithyourservant
anddishonoredhiscrowninthedust.
.41Youhavebrokendownallhiswalls
andreducedhisfortressestoruins.
.42Heisdespoiledbyallwhopassby;
hehasbecomethetauntofhisneighbors.
.43Youhaveexaltedtherighthandofhisfoes;
youhavemadeallhisenemiesrejoice.
.44Youhavemadehisswordgiveway,
youhavenotupheldhiminbattle.
.45Youhavebroughthisglorytoanend;
youhavehurledhisthronetotheground.
.46Youhavecutshorttheyearsofhisyouth;
youhaveheapeddisgraceuponhim.
.47Howlong,OLord?Willyouhideyourselfforever?
Howlongwillyourangerburnlikeafire?
.48Remember,Lord,theshortnessofmylife
andhowfrailyouhavemadethesonsofmen.
.49Whatmancanliveandneverseedeath?
Whocansavehimselffromthegraspofthegrave?
.50Wherearethemerciesofthepast,OLord,
whichyouhavesworninyourfaithfulnesstoDavid?
.51Remember,Lord,howyourservantistaunted,
howIhavetobearalltheinsultsofthepeoples.
.52Thusyourenemiestauntme,OLord,
mockingyouranointedateverystep.


[.53]BlessedbetheLordforever.
Amen,amen!
Psalm90(89)Domine,refugium
1OLord,youhavebeenourrefuge
fromonegenerationtothenext.
2Beforethemountainswereborn
ortheearthortheworldbroughtforth,
youareGod,withoutbeginningorend.
3Youturnmenbacktodust
andsay:"Goback,sonsofmen."
4Toyoureyesathousandyears
arelikeyesterday,comeandgone,
nomorethanawatchinthenight.
5Yousweepmenawaylikeadream,
likethegrasswhichspringsupinthemorning.
6Inthemorningitspringsupandflowers:
byeveningitwithersandfades.
7Sowearedestroyedinyouranger,
struckwithterrorinyourfury.
8Ourguiltliesopenbeforeyou;
oursecretsinthelightofyourface.
9Allourdayspassawayinyouranger.
Ourlifeisoverlikeasigh.
10Ourspanisseventyyears,
oreightyforthosewhoarestrong.
Andmostoftheseareemptinessandpain.
Theypassswiftlyandwearegone.
11Whounderstandsthepowerofyouranger
andfearsthestrengthofyourfury?
12Makeusknowtheshortnessofourlife
thatwemaygainwisdomofheart.
13Lord,relent!Isyourangerforever?
Showpitytoyourservants.
14Inthemorning,filluswithyourlove;
weshallexultandrejoiceallourdays.
15Giveusjoytobalanceouraffliction
fortheyearswhenweknewmisfortune.
16Showforthyourworktoyourservants;
letyourgloryshineontheirchildren.
17LetthefavoroftheLordbeuponus:
givesuccesstotheworkofourhands.
(givesuccesstotheworkofourhands).


Psalm91(90)Quihabitat
1HewhodwellsintheshelteroftheMostHigh
andabidesintheshadeoftheAlmighty
2saystotheLord:"Myrefuge,
mystronghold,myGodinwhomItrust!"
3Itishewhowillfreeyoufromthesnare
ofthefowlerwhoseekstodestroyyou;
4hewillconcealyouwithhispinions
andunderhiswingsyouwillfindrefuge.
5Youwillnotfeartheterrorofthenight
northearrowthatfliesbyday,
6northeplaguethatprowlsinthedarkness
northescourgethatlayswasteatnoon.
7Athousandmayfallatyourside,
tenthousandfallatyourright,
you,itwillneverapproach;
4chisfaithfulnessisbucklerandshield.
8Youreyeshaveonlytolook
toseehowthewickedarerepaid,
9youwhohavesaid:"Lord,myrefuge!"
andhavemadetheMostHighyourdwelling.
10Uponyounoevilshallfall,
noplagueapproachwhereyoudwell.
11Foryouhashecommandedhisangels,
tokeepyouinallyourways.
12Theyshallbearyouupontheirhands
lestyoustrikeyourfootagainstastone.
13Onthelionandtheviperyouwilltread
andtrampletheyounglionandthedragon.
14Sinceheclingstomeinlove,Iwillfreehim;
protectyouforheknowsmyname.
15WhenhecallsIshallanswer:"Iamwithyou,"
Iwillsavehimindistressandgivehimglory.
16WithlengthofdaysIwillcontenthim;
Ishallletyouseemysavingpower.

Psalm92(91)Bonumestconfiteri
.2ItisgoodtogivethankstotheLord,
tomakemusictoyourname,OMostHigh,
.3toproclaimyourloveinthemorning
andyourtruthinthewatchesofthenight,
.4onthetenstringedlyreandthelute,
withthemurmuringsoundoftheharp.

.5Yourdeeds,OLord,havemademeglad;
fortheworkofyourhandsIshoutwithjoy.
.6OLord,howgreatareyourworks!
Howdeepareyourdesigns!
.7Thefoolishmancannotknowthis
andthefoolcannotunderstand.
.8Thoughthewickedspringuplikegrass
andallwhodoevilthrive,
theyaredoomedtobeeternallydestroyed.
.9Butyou,Lord,areeternallyonhigh.
.10Seehowyourenemiesperish;
alldoersofevilarescattered.
.11Tomeyougivethewildox'sstrength;
youanointmewiththepurestoil.
.12Myeyeslookedintriumphonmyfoes;
myearsheardgladlyoftheirfall.
.13Thejustwillflourishlikethepalmtree
andgrowlikeaLebanoncedar.
.14PlantedinthehouseoftheLord
theywillflourishinthecourtsofourGod,
.15stillbearingfruitwhentheyareold,
stillfullofsap,stillgreen,
.16toproclaimthattheLordisjust.
Inhim,myrock,thereisnowrong.

Psalm93(92)Dominusregnavit
1TheLordisking,withmajestyenrobed;
theLordhasrobedhimselfwithmight,
hehasgirdedhimselfwithpower.
Theworldyoumadefirm,nottobemoved;
2yourthronehasstoodfirmfromofold.
Fromalleternity,OLord,youare.
3Thewatershaveliftedup,OLord,
thewatershavelifteduptheirvoice,
thewatershavelifteduptheirthunder.
4Greaterthantheroarofmightywaters
moregloriousthanthesurgingsofthesea,
theLordisgloriousonhigh.
5Trulyyourdecreesaretobetrusted.
Holinessisfittingtoyourhouse,
OLord,untiltheendoftime.

Psalm94(93)Deusultionum

1OLord,avengingGod,
avengingGod,appear!
2Judgeoftheearth,arise,
givetheproudwhattheydeserve!
3Howlong,OLord,shallthewicked,
howlongshallthewickedtriumph?
4Theyblusterwitharrogantspeech;
theevildoersboasttoeachother.
5Theycrushyourpeople,Lord,
theyafflicttheonesyouhavechosen
6Theykillthewidowandthestranger
andmurderthefatherlesschild.
7Andtheysay:"TheLorddoesnotsee;
theGodofJacobpaysnoheed."
8Markthis,mostsenselessofpeople;
fools,whenwillyouunderstand?
9Canhewhomadetheear,nothear?
Canhewhoformedtheeye,notsee?
10Willhewhotrainsnationsnotpunish?
Willhewhoinstructsusnothaveknowledge?
11(TheLordknowsthethoughtsofmen.
Heknowstheyarenomorethanabreath.)
12Happythemanwhomyouteach,OLord,
whomyoutrainbymeansofyourlaw;
13tohimyougivepeaceinevildays
whilethepitisbeingdugforthewicked.
14TheLordwillnotabandonhispeople
norforsakethosewhoarehisown;
15forjudgmentshallagainbejust
andalltrueheartsshallupholdit.
16Whowillstandupformeagainstthewicked?
Whowilldefendmefromthosewhodoevil?
17IftheLordwerenottohelpme,
Iwouldsoongodownintothesilence.
18WhenIthink:"Ihavelostmyfoothold";
yourmercy,Lord,holdsmeup.
19Whencaresincreaseinmyheart
yourconsolationcalmsmysoul.
20Canjudgeswhodoevilbeyourfriends?
Theydoinjusticeundercoveroflaw;
21theyattackthelifeofthejust
andcondemninnocentblood.
22Asforme,theLordwillbeastronghold;
myGodwillbetherockwhereItakerefuge.
23Hewillrepaythemfortheirevilwickedness,
destroythemfortheirevildeeds.
TheLord,ourGod,willdestroythem.


Psalm95(94)Venite,exultemus
1Come,ringoutourjoytotheLord;
hailtherockwhosavesus.
2Letuscomebeforehim,givingthanks,
withsongsletushailtheLord.
3AmightyGodistheLord,
agreatkingaboveallgods.
4Inhishandsarethedepthsoftheearth;
theheightsofthemountainsarehis.
5Tohimbelongsthesea,forhemadeit
andthedrylandshapedbyhishands.
6Comein;letusbowandbendlow;
letuskneelbeforetheGodwhomadeus
7forheisourGodandwe
thepeoplewhobelongtohispasture,
theflockthatisledbyhishand.
Othattodayyouwouldlistentohisvoice!
8"HardennotyourheartsasatMeribah,
asonthatdayatMassahinthedesert
9whenyourfathersputmetothetest;
whentheytriedme,thoughtheysawmywork.
10ForfortyyearsIwasweariedofthesepeople
andIsaid:'Theirheartsareastray,
thesepeopledonotknowmyways.
11ThenItookanoathinmyanger:
'Nevershalltheyentermyrest.'"

Psalm96(95)CantateDomino
1OsinganewsongtotheLord,
singtotheLordalltheearth.
2OsingtotheLord,blesshisname.
Proclaimhishelpdaybyday,
3tellamongthenationshisglory
andhiswondersamongallthepeoples.
4TheLordisgreatandworthyofpraise,
tobefearedaboveallgods;
5thegodsoftheheathensarenaught.
ItwastheLordwhomadetheheavens,
6hisaremajestyandstateandpower
andsplendorinhisholyplace.
7GivetheLord,youfamiliesofpeoples,
givetheLordgloryandpower;

8givetheLordthegloryofhisname.
Bringanofferingandenterhiscourts,
9worshiptheLordinhistemple.
Oearth,tremblebeforehim.
10Proclaimtothenations:"Godisking."
Theworldhemadefirminitsplace;
hewilljudgethepeopleinfairness.
11Lettheheavensrejoiceandearthbeglad,
lettheseaandallwithinitthunderpraise,
12letthelandandallitbearsrejoice,
allthetreesofthewoodshoutforjoy
13atthepresenceoftheLordforhecomes,
hecomestoruletheearth.
Withjusticehewillruletheworld,
hewilljudgethepeopleswithhistruth.

Psalm97(96)Dominusregnavit
1TheLordisking,letearthrejoice,
letallthecoastlandsbeglad.
2Cloudanddarknessarehisraiment;
histhrone,justiceandright.
3Afireprepareshispath;
itburnsuphisfoesoneveryside.
4Hislightningslightuptheworld,
theearthtremblesatthesight.
5Themountainsmeltlikewax
beforetheLordofalltheearth.
6Theskiesproclaimhisjustice;
allpeoplesseehisglory.
7Letthosewhoserveidolsbeashamed,
thosewhoboastoftheirworthlessgods.
Allyouspirits,worshiphim.
8Zionhearsandisglad;
thepeopleofJudahrejoice
becauseofyourjudgments,OLord.
9ForyouindeedaretheLord
mosthighabovealltheearth,
exaltedfaraboveallspirits.
10TheLordlovesthosewhohateevil;
heguardsthesoulsofhissaints;
hesetsthemfreefromthewicked.
11Lightshinesforthforthejust
andjoyfortheuprightofheart.

12Rejoice,youjust,intheLord;
giveglorytohisholyname.

Psalm98(97)CantateDomino
1SinganewsongtotheLord
forhehasworkedwonders.
Hisrightandhandhisholyarm
havebroughtsalvation.
2TheLordhasmadeknowhissalvation;
hasshownhisjusticetothenations.
3Hehasrememberedhistruthandlove
forthehouseofIsrael.
Alltheendsoftheearthhaveseen
thesalvationofourGod.
4ShouttotheLord,alltheearth,
ringoutyourjoy.
5SingpsalmstotheLordwiththeharp
withthesoundofmusic.
6Withtrumpetsandthesoundofthehorn
acclaimtheKing,theLord.
***
7Lettheseaandallwithinit,thunder;
theworld,andallitspeoples.
8Lettheriversclaptheirhands
andthehillsringouttheirjoy
9atthepresenceoftheLord:forhecomes,
hecomestoruletheearth.
Hewillruletheworldwithjustice
andthepeopleswithfairness.

Psalm99(98)Dominusregnavit
1TheLordisking;thepeoplestremble.
Heisthronedonthecherubim;theearthquakes.
2TheLordisgreatinZion.
Heissupremeoverallthepeoples.
3Letthempraisehisname,soterribleandgreat,
/4heisholy,fullofpower.
Youareakingwholoveswhatisright;
youhaveestablishedequity,justiceandright;
youhaveestablishedtheminJacob.
5ExalttheLordourGod;
bowdownbeforeZion,hisfootstool.

HetheLordisholy.
6AmonghispriestswereAaronandMoses,
amongthosewhoinvokedhisnamewasSamuel.
TheyinvokedtheLordandheanswered.
7Tothemhespokeinthepillarofcloud.
Theydidhiswill;theykeptthelaw,
whichhe,theLord,hadgiven.
8OLordourGod,youansweredthem.
ForthemyouwereaGodwhoforgives;
yetyoupunishedtheiroffenses.
9ExalttheLordourGod;
bowdownbeforehisholymountain
fortheLordourGodisholy.

Psalm100(99)JubilateDeo
1CryoutwithjoytotheLord,alltheearth.
2ServetheLordwithgladness.
Comebeforehim,singingforjoy.
3Knowthathe,theLord,isGod.
Hemadeus,webelongtohim,
wearehispeople,thesheepofhisflock.
4Gowithinhisgates,givingthanks.
Enterhiscourtswithsongsofpraise.
Givethankstohimandblesshisname.
5Indeed,howgoodistheLord,
eternalhismercifullove.
Heisfaithfulfromagetoage.

Psalm101(100)Misericordiametjudicium
1Mysongisofmercyandjustice;
Isingtoyou,OLord.
2Iwillwalkinthewayofperfection.
Owhen,Lord,willyoucome?
Iwillwalkwithblamelessheart
withinmyhouse;
3Iwillnotsetbeforemyeyes
whateverisbase.
Iwillhatethewaysofthecrooked;
theyshallnotbemyfriends.
4Thefalseheartedmustkeepfaraway;
thewickedIdisown.

5Themanwhoslandershisneighborinsecret
Iwillbringtosilence.
Themanofproudlooksandhaughtyheart
Iwillneverendure.
6Ilooktothefaithfulintheland
thattheymaydwellwithme.
Hewhowalkinthewayofperfection
shallbemyfriend.
7Nomanwhopracticesdeceit
shalllivewithinmyhouse.
Nomanwhouttersliesshallstand
beforemyeyes.
8MorningbymorningIwillsilence
allthewickedintheland,
uprootingfromthecityoftheLord
allwhodoevil.

Psalm102(101)Domine,exaudi
.2OLord,listentomyprayer
andletmycryforhelpreachyou.
.3Donothideyourfacefromme
inthedayofmydistress.
Turnyoureartowardsme
andanswermequicklywhenIcall.
.4Formydaysarevanishinglikesmoke,
mybonesburnawaylikeafire.
.5Myheartiswitheredlikethegrass.
Iforgettoeatmybread.
.6Icrywithallmystrength
andmyskinclingstomybones.
.7Ihavebecomelikeapelicaninthewilderness
likeanowlindesolateplaces.
.8IlieawakeandImoan
likesomelonelybirdonaroof.
.9Alldaylongmyfoesrevileme;
thosewhohatemeusemynameasacurse.
.10ThebreadIeatisashes;
mydrinkismingledwithtears.
.11Inyouranger,Lord,andyourfury
youhaveliftedmeupandthrownmedown.
.12Mydaysarelikeapassingshadow
andIwitherawaylikethegrass.
***
.13Butyou,OLord,willendureforever
andyournamefromagetoage.
.14YouwillariseandhavemercyonZion:

forthisisthetimetohavemercy,
(yes,thetimeappointedhascome)
.15foryourservantsloveherverystones,
aremovedwithpityevenforherdust.
.16ThenationsshallfearthenameoftheLord
andalltheearth'skingsyourglory,
.17whentheLordshallbuildupZionagain
andappearinallhisglory.
.18Thenhewillturntotheprayersofthehelpless;
hewillnotdespisetheirprayers.
.19Letthisbewrittenforagestocome
thatapeopleyetunbornmaypraisetheLord;
.20fortheLordleaneddownfromhissanctuaryonhigh.
Helookeddownfromheaventotheearth
.21thathemighthearthegroansoftheprisoners
andfreethosecondemnedtodie.
.29Thesonsofyourservantsshalldwelluntroubled
andtheirraceshallendurebeforeyou
.22thatthenameoftheLordmaybeproclaimedinZion
andhispraiseintheheartofJerusalem,
.23whenpeoplesandkingdomsaregatheredtogether
topaytheirhomagetotheLord.
***
.24Hehasbrokenmystrengthinmidcourse;
hehasshortenedthedaysofmylife.
.25IsaytoGod:"Donottakemeaway
beforemydayarecomplete,
you,whosedayslastfromagetoage.
.26Longagoyoufoundedtheearth
andtheheavensaretheworkofyourhands.
.27Theywillperishbutyouwillremain.
Theywillarewearoutlikeagarment.
Youwillchangethemlikeclothesthatarechanged.
.28Butyouneitherchange,norhaveanend."

Psalm103(102)Benedic,animamea
1Mysoul,givethankstotheLord
allmybeing,blesshisholyname.
2Mysoul,givethankstotheLord
andneverforgetallhisblessings.
3Itishewhoforgivesallyourguilt,
whohealseveryoneofyourills,
4whoredeemsyourlifefromthegrave,
whocrownsyouwithloveandcompassion,
5whofillsyourlifewithgoodthings,
renewingyouryouthlikeaneagle's.

6TheLorddoesdeedsofjustice,
givesjudgmentforallwhoareoppressed.
7HemadeknownhiswaystoMoses
andhisdeedstoIsrael'ssons.
8TheLordiscompassionandlove,
slowtoangerandrichinmercy.
9Hiswrathwillcometoanend;
hewillnotbeangryforever.
10Hedoesnottreatusaccordingtooursins
norrepayusaccordingtoourfaults.
11Forastheheavensarehighabovetheearth
sostrongishisloveforthosewhofearhim.
12Asfarastheeastisfromthewest
sofardoesheremoveoursins.
13Asafatherhascompassiononhissons,
theLordhaspityonthosewhofearhim;
14forheknowsofwhatwearemade,
heremembersthatwearedust.
15Asforman,hisdaysarelikegrass;
heflowersliketheflowerofthefield;
16thewindblowsandheisgone
andhisplaceneverseeshimagain.
17ButtheloveoftheLordiseverlasting
uponthosewhoholdhiminfear;
hisjusticereachesouttochildren'schildren
18whentheykeephiscovenantintruth,
whentheykeephiswillintheirmind.
19TheLordhassethisswayinheaven
andhiskingdomisrulingoverall.
20GivethankstotheLord,allhisangels,
mightyinpower,fulfillinghisword,
whoheedthevoiceofhisword.
21GivethankstotheLord,allhishosts,
hisservantswhodohiswill.
22GivethankstotheLord,allhisworks,
ineveryplacewhereherules.
Mysoul,givethankstotheLord!

Psalm104(103)Benedic,animamea
1BlesstheLord,mysoul!
LordGod,howgreatyouare,
clothedinmajestyandglory,
2wrappedinlightasinarobe!
***
Youstretchouttheheavenslikeatent.

3Abovetherainsyoubuildyourdwelling.
Youmakethecloudsyourchariot,
youwalkonthewingsofthewind,
4youmakethewindsyourmessengers
andflashingfireyourservants.
5Youfoundedtheearthonitsbase,
tostandfirmfromagetoage.
6Youwrappeditwiththeoceanlikeacloak:
thewatersstoodhigherthanthemountains.
7Atyourthreattheytooktoflight;
atthevoiceofyourthundertheyfled.
8Theyroseoverthemountainsandfloweddown
totheplacewhichyouhadappointed.
9Yousetlimitstheymightnotpass
lesttheyreturntocovertheearth.
10Youmakespringsgushforthinthevalleys;
theyflowinbetweenthehills.
11Theygivedrinktoallthebeastsofthefield;
thewildassesquenchtheirthirst.
12Ontheirbanksdwellthebirdsofheaven;
fromthebranchestheysingtheirsong.
13Fromyourdwellingyouwaterthehills;
earthdrinksitsfillofyourgift.
14Youmakethegrassgrowforthecattle
andtheplantstoserveman'sourneeds,
thathemaybringforthbreadfromtheearth
15andwinetocheerman'sheart;
oil,tomakehisfaceshine
andbreadtostrengthenman'sheart.
16ThetreesoftheLorddrinktheirfill,
thecedarsheplantedonLebanon;
17therethebirdsbuildtheirnests;
onthetreetopthestorkhasherhome.
18Thegoatsfindahomeonthemountains
andrabbitshideintherocks.
19Youmadethemoontomarkthemonths;
thesunknowsthetimeforitssetting.
20Whenyouspreadthedarknessitisnight
andallthebeastsoftheforestcreepforth.
21Theyounglionsroarfortheirprey
andasktheirfoodfromGod.
22Attherisingofthesuntheystealaway
andgotorestintheirdens.
23Mangoesouttohiswork,
tolabortilleveningfalls.
24Howmanyareyourworks,OLord!
Inwisdomyouhavemadethemall.
Theearthisfullofyourriches.

25Thereisthesea,vastandwide,
withitsmovingswarmspastcounting,
livingthingsgreatandsmall.
26Theshipsaremovingthere
andthemonstersyoumadetoplaywith.
27Alloftheselooktoyou
togivethemtheirfoodindueseason.
28Yougiveit,theygatheritup:
youopenyourhand,theyhavetheirfill.
29Youhideyourface,theyaredismayed;
youtakebackyourspirit,theydie,
returningtothedustfromwhichtheycame.
30Yousendforthyourspirit,theyarecreated;
andyourenewthefaceoftheearth.
31MaythegloryoftheLordlastforever!
MaytheLordrejoiceinhisworks!
32Helooksontheearthandittrembles;
themountainssendforthsmokeathistouch.
33IwillsingtotheLordallmylife,
makemusictomyGodwhileIlive.
34Maymythoughtsbepleasingtohim.
IfindmyjoyintheLord.
35Letsinnersvanishfromtheearth
andthewickedexistnomore.
BlesstheLord,mysoul.

Psalm105(104)ConfiteminiDomino
ALLELUIA!
1GivethankstotheLord,tellhisname,
makeknownhisdeedsamongthepeoples.
2Osingtohim,singhispraise;
tellallhiswonderfulworks!
3Beproudofhisholyname,
lettheheartsthatseektheLordrejoice.
4ConsidertheLordandhisstrength;
constantlyseekhisface.
5Rememberthewondershehasdone,
hismiracles,thejudgmentshespoke.
6OchildrenofAbraham,hisservant,
OsonsoftheJacobhechose,
7he,theLord,isourGod;
hisjudgmentsprevailinalltheearth.
8Heremembershiscovenantforever,

hispromiseforathousandgenerations,
9thecovenanthemadewithAbraham,
theoathhesworetoIsaac.
10HeconfirmeditforJacobasalaw,
forIsraelasacovenantforever.
11Hesaid:"Iamgivingyoualand,
Canaan,yourappointedheritage."
12Whentheywerefewinnumber,
ahandfulofstrangersintheland,
13whentheywanderedfromcountrytocountry,
fromonekingdomandnationtoanother,
14heallowednoonetooppressthem;
headmonishedkingsontheiraccount:
15'DonottouchthoseIhaveanointed;
donoharmtoanyofmyprophets."
16Buthecalleddownafamineontheland;
hebrokethestaffthatsupportedthem.
17Hehadsentamanbeforethem,
Joseph,soldasaslave.
18Hisfeetwereputinchains,
hisneckwasboundwithiron,
19untilwhathesaidcametopass
andthewordoftheLordprovedhimtrue.
20Thenthekingsentandreleasedhim
therulerofthepeoplesethimfree,
21makinghimmasterofhishouse
andrulerofallhepossessed,
22toinstructhisprincesashepleased
andtoteachhiselderswisdom.
23SoIsraelcameintoEgypt;
JacoblivedinthecountryofHam.
24Hegavehispeopleincrease;
hemadethemstrongerthantheirfoes,
25whoseheartsheturnedtohatehispeople
andtodealdeceitfullywithhisservants.
26ThenhesentMoseshisservant
andAaronthemanhehadchosen.
27Throughthemheshowedhismarvels
andhiswondersinthecountryofHam.
28Hesentdarkness,anddarkwasmade
butEgyptresistedhiswords.
29Heturnedthewatersintoblood
andcausedtheirfishtodie.
30Theirlandwasalivewithfrogs,
eventothehallsoftheirkings.
31Hespoke;thedogflycame

andgnatscoveredtheland.
32Hesenthailstonesinplaceoftherain
andflashingfireintheirland.
33Hestrucktheirvinesandfigtrees;
heshatteredthetreesthroughtheirland.
34Hespoke;thelocustscame,
younglocusts,toomanytobecounted.
35Theyateupeverylandintheland;
theyateupallthefruitoftheirfields.
36Hestruckallthefirstbornintheirland,
thefinestfloweroftheirsons.
37HeledoutIsraelwithsilverandgold.
Inhistribeswerenonewhofellbehind.
38Egyptrejoicedwhentheyleft
fordreadhadfallenuponthem.
39Hespreadacloudasascreen
andfiretogivelightinthedarkness.
40Whentheyaskedforfoodhesentquails;
hefilledthemwithbreadfromheaven.
41Hepiercedtherocktogivethemwater;
itgushedforthinthedesertlikeariver.
42Forherememberedhisholyword,
whichhegavetoAbrahamhisservant.
43Sohebroughtouthispeoplewithjoy,
hischosenoneswithshoutsofrejoicing.
44Andhegavethemthelandofthenations.
Theytookthefruitofothermen'stoil,
45thatthustheymightkeephisprecepts,
thatthustheymightobservehislaws.
ALLELUIA!

Psalm106(105)ConfiteminiDomino
1ALLELUIA!
OgivethankstotheLordforheisgood;
forhisloveenduresforever.
2WhocantelltheLord'smightydeeds?
Whocanrecountallhispraise?
3Theyarehappywhodowhatisright,
whoatalltimesdowhatisjust.
4OLord,rememberme
outoftheloveyouhaveforyourpeople.
Cometome,Lord,withyourhelp

5thatImayseethejoyofyourchosenones
andmayrejoiceinthegladnessofyournation
andsharethegloryofyourpeople.
6Oursinisthesinofourfathers;
wehavedonewrong,ourdeedshavebeenevil.
7OurfatherswhentheywereinEgypt
paidnoneedtoyourwonderfuldeeds.
Theyforgotthegreatnessofyourlove,
attheRedSeadefiedtheMostHigh.
8Yethesavedthemforthesakeofhisname,
inordertomakeknownhispower.
9HethreatenedtheRedSea;itdriedup
andheledthemthroughthedeepasthroughthedesert.
10Hesavedthemfromthehandofthefoe;
hesavedthemfromthegripoftheenemy.
11Thewaterscoveredtheiroppressors;
notoneofthemwasleftalive.
12Thentheybelievedinhiswords:
thentheysanghispraises.
13Buttheysoonforgothisdeeds
andwouldnotwaituponhiswill.
14Theyyieldedtotheircravingsinthedesert
andputGodtothetestinthewilderness.
15Hegrantedthemthefavortheyasked
andsentdiseaseamongthem.
16Thentheyrebelled,enviousofMosesand
ofAaron,whowasholytotheLord.
17TheearthopenedandswallowedupDathan
andburiedtheclanofAbiram.
18Fireblazedupagainsttheirclan
andflamesdevouredtherebels.
19TheyfashionedacalfatHoreb
andworshippedanimageofmetal,
20exchangingtheGodwhowastheirglory
fortheimageofabullthateatsgrass.
21TheyforgottheGodwhowastheirsavior,
whohaddonesuchgreatthingsinEgypt,
22suchportentsinthelandofHam,
suchmarvelsattheRedSea.
23Forthishesaidhewoulddestroythem,
butMoses,themanhehadchosen,
stoodinthebreachbeforehim,
toturnbackhisangerfromdestruction.
24Thentheyscornedthelandofpromise;
theyhadnofaithinhisword.
25Theycomplainedinsidetheirtents

andwouldnotlistentothevoiceoftheLord.
26Soheraisedhishandtoswearanoath
thathewouldlaythemlowinthedesert;
27wouldscattertheirsonsamongthenations
anddispersethemthroughoutthelands.
28TheybowedbeforetheBaalofPeor;
ateofferingsmadetolifelessgods.
29Theyrousedhimtoangerwiththeirdeeds
andplaguebrokeoutamongthem.
30ThenPhinehasstoodupandintervened.
Thustheplaguewasended
31andthiswascountedinhisfavor
fromagetoageforever.
32TheyprovokedhimatthewatersofMeribah.
ThroughtheirfaultitwentillwithMoses;
33fortheymadehisheartgrowbitter
andheutteredwordsthatwererash.
34Theyfailedtodestroythepeoples
astheLordhadgivencommand,
35butinsteadtheymingledwiththenations
andlearnedtoactastheydid.
36Theyworshippedtheidolsofthenations
andthesebecameasnaretoentrapthem.
37Theyevenofferedtheirownsons
andtheirdaughtersinsacrificetodemons.
38Theyshedthebloodoftheinnocent,
thebloodoftheirsonsanddaughters
whomtheyofferedtotheidolsofCanaan.
Thelandwaspollutedwithblood.
39Sotheydefiledthemselvesbytheirdeeds
andbroketheirmarriagebondwiththeLord
40tillhisangerblazedagainsthispeople;
hewasfilledwithhorrorathischosenones.
41Sohegavethemintothehandofthenations
andtheirfoesbecametheirrulers.
42Theirenemiesbecametheiroppressors;
theyweresubduedbeneaththeirhand.
43TimeaftertimeGodrescuedthem,
butintheirmalicetheydaredtodefyhim
andsanklowthroughtheirguilt.
44Inspiteofthishepaidheedtotheirdistress,
sooftenasheheardtheircry.
45Fortheirsakeherememberedhiscovenant.
Inthegreatnessofhisloveherelented
46andheletthembetreatedwithmercy
byallwhoheldthemcaptive.

47OLord,ourGod,saveus!
Bringustogetherfromamongthenations
thatwemaythankyourholyname
andmakeitourglorytopraiseyou.

[48]BlessedbetheLord,GodofIsrael,
forever,fromagetoage.
Letallthepeoplecryout:
"Amen!Amen!ALLELUIA!"
Psalm107(106)ConfiteminiDomino
1"OgivethankstotheLordforheisgood;
forhisloveenduresforever."
2Letthemsaythis,theLord'sredeemed,
whomheredeemedfromthehandofthefoe
3andgatheredfromfarofflands,
fromeastandwest,northandsouth.
***
4Somewanderedinthedesert,inthewilderness,
findingnowaytoacitytheycoulddwellin.
5Hungrytheywereandthirsty;
theirsoulwasfaintingwithinthem.
6ThentheycriedtotheLordintheirneed
andherescuedthemfromtheirdistress
7andheledthemalongtherightway,
toreachacitytheycoulddwellin.
8LetthemthanktheLordforhislove,
forthewondershedoesformen:
9forhesatisfiesthethirstysoul;
hefillsthehungrywithgoodthings.
***
10Somelayindarknessandingloom,
prisonersinmiseryandchains,
11havingdefiedthewordsofGod
andspurnedthecounselsoftheMostHigh.
12Hecrushedtheirspiritwithtoil;
theystumbled;therewasnoonetohelp.
13ThentheycriedtotheLordintheirneed
andherescuedthemfromtheirdistress.
14Heledthemforthfromdarknessandgloom
andbroketheirchainstopieces.
15LetthemthanktheLordforhisgoodness,
forthewondershedoesformen:

16forheburststhegatesofbronze
andshatterstheironbars.
***
17Someweresickonaccountoftheirsins
andafflictedonaccountoftheirguilt.
18Theyhadaloathingforeveryfood;
theycameclosetothegatesofdeath.
19ThentheycriedtotheLordintheirneed
andherescuedthemfromtheirdistress.
20Hesentforthhiswordtohealthem
andsavedtheirlifefromthegrave.
21LetthemthanktheLordforhislove,
forthewondershedoesformen.
22Letthemofferasacrificeofthanks
andtellofhisdeedswithrejoicing.
***
23Somesailedtotheseainships
totradeonthemightywaters.
24ThesemenhaveseentheLord'sdeeds,
thewondershedoesinthedeep.
25Forhespoke;hesummonedthegale,
tossingthewavesofthesea
26uptoheavenandbackintothedeep;
theirsoulsmeltedawayintheirdistress.
27Theystaggered,reeledlikedrunkenmen,
foralltheirskillwasgone.
28ThentheycriedtotheLordintheirneed
andherescuedthemfromtheirdistress.
29Hestilledthestormtoawhisper:
allthewavesoftheseawerehushed.
30Theyrejoicedbecauseofthecalm
andheledthemtothehaventheydesired.
31LetthemthanktheLordforhislove,
forthewondershedoesformen.
32Letthemexalthiminthegatheringofthepeople
andpraisehiminthemeetingoftheelders.
***
33Hechangesstreamsintoadesert,
springsofwaterintothirstyground,
34fruitfullandintoasaltywaste,
forthewickednessofthosewholivethere.
35Buthechangesdesertintostreams,
thirstygroundintospringsofwater.
36Therehesettlesthehungry

andtheybuildacitytodwellin.
37Theysowfieldsandplanttheirvines;
theseyieldcropsfortheharvest.
38Heblessesthem;theygrowinnumbers.
Hedoesnotlettheirherdsdecrease.
***
40Hepourscontemptuponprinces,
makesthemwanderintracklesswastes.
39Theydiminish,arereducedtonothing
byoppression,evilandsorrow.
41Butheraisestheneedyfromdistress;
makesfamiliesnumerousasaflock.
42Theuprightseeitandrejoice
butallwhodowrongaresilenced.
43Whoeveriswise,lethimheedthesethings.
AndconsidertheloveoftheLord.

Psalm108(107)Paratumcormeum
.2Myheartisready,OGod;
Iwillsing,singyourpraise.
Awake,mysoul;
.3awake,lyreandharp,
Iwillawakethedawn.
.4Iwillthankyou,Lord,amongthepeoples,
amongthenationsIwillpraiseyou,
.5foryourlovereachestotheheavens
andyourtruthtotheskies.
.6OGod,ariseabovetheheavens;
mayyourgloryshineonearth!
.7Ocomeanddeliveryourfriends;
helpwithyourrighthandandreply.
.8FromhisholyplaceGodhasmadethispromise;
"IwilltriumphanddividethelandofShechem,
IwillmeasureoutthevalleyofSuccoth.
.9GileadismineandManasseh,
EphraimItakeformyhelmet,
Judahformycommander'sstaff.
.10MoabIwilluseformywashbowl,
onEdomIwillplantmyshoe.
OverthePhilistinesIwillshoutintriumph."
.11Butwhowillleadmetoconquerthefortress?
WhowillbringmefacetofacewithEdom?
.12Willyouutterlyrejectus,OGod,
andnolongermarchwithourarmies?

.13Giveushelpagainstthefoe,
forthehelpofmanisvain.
.14WithGodweshalldobravely
andhewilltrampledownourfoes.

Psalm109(108)Deus,laudem
1OGodwhomIpraise,donotbesilent,
2forthemouthsofdeceitandwickedness
areopenedagainstme.
3Theyspeaktomewithlyingtongues;
theybesetmewithwordsofhate
andattackmewithoutcause.
4Inreturnformylovetheyaccuseme
whileIprayforthem.
5Theyrepaymeevilforgood,
hatredforlove.
***
6Appointawickedmanashisjudge;
letanaccuserstandathisright.
7Whenheisjudgedlethimcomeoutcondemned;
lethisprayerbeconsideredassin.
8Letthedaysofhislifebefew;
letanothermantakehisoffice.
9Lethischildrenbefatherlessorphans
andhiswifebecomeawidow.
10Lethischildrenbewanderersandbeggars
drivenfromtheruinsoftheirhome.
11Letthecreditorseizeallhisgoods;
letstrangerstakethefruitofhiswork.
12Letnooneshowhimanymercy
norpityhisfatherlesschildren.
13Letallhissonsbedestroyed
andwiththemtheirnamesbeblottedout.
14Lethisfather'sguiltberemembered,
hismother'sberetained.
15LetitalwaysstandbeforetheLord,
thattheirmemorybecutofffromtheearth.
16Forhedidnotthinkofshowingmercy
butpursedthepoorandtheneedy,
17houndingthewretchedtodeath.
Helovedcursing;letcursesfalluponhim.
Hescornedblessing;letblessingpasshimby.
18Heputoncursinglikehiscoat;
letitsinkintohisbodylikewater;

letitsinklikeoilintohisbones;
19letitbeliketheclothesthatcoverhim,
likeagirdlehecannottakeoff!
***
20LettheLordthusrepaymyaccusers,
allthosewhospeakevilagainstme.
21Foryourname'ssakeactinmydefense;
inthegoodnessofyourlovebemyrescuer.
22ForIampoorandneedy
andmyheartispiercedwithinme.
23Ifadelikeaneveningshadow;
Iamshakenofflikealocust.
24Mykneesareweakfromfasting;
mybodyisthinandgaunt.
25Ihavebecomeanobjectofscorn,
allwhoseemetosstheirheads.
26Helpme,LordmyGod;
savemebecauseofyourlove.
27Letthemknowthatisyourwork,
Thatthisisyourdoing,OLord.
28Theymaycursebutyouwillbless.
Letmyattackersbeputtoshame,
butletyourservantrejoice.
29Letmyaccusersbeclothedwithdishonor,
coveredwithshameaswithacloak.
30LoudthankstotheLordareonmylips.
Iwillpraisehiminthemidstofthethrong,
31forhestandsatthepoorman'sside
tosavehimfromthosewhocondemnhim.

Psalm110(109)DixitDominus
1TheLord'srevelationtomyMaster:
"Sitonmyright:
yourfoesIwillputbeneathyourfeet."
2TheLordwillyieldfromZion
yourscepterofpower:
ruleinthemidstofallyourfoes.
3Aprincefromthedayofyourbirth
ontheholymountains;
fromthewombbeforethedawnIbegotyou.
4TheLordhasswornanoathhewillnotchange.
"Youareapriestforever,
apriestlikeMelchizedekofold."

***
5TheMasterstandingatyourrighthand
willshatterkingsinthedayofhiswrath.
6He,thejudgeofthenations
willheaphighthebodies;
headsshallbescatteredfarandwide.
7Heshalldrinkfromthestreambythewayside
andthereforeheshallliftuphishead.

Psalm111(110)Confitebortibi
1ALLELUIA!
IwillthanktheLordwithallmyheart
inthemeetingofthejustandtheirassembly.
2GreataretheworksoftheLord,
tobeponderedbyallwholovethem.
3Majesticandglorioushiswork,
hisjusticestandsfirmforever.
4Hemakesusrememberhiswonders.
TheLordiscompassionandlove.
5Hegivesfoodtothosewhofearhim;
keepshiscovenanteverinmind.
6Hehasshownhismighttohispeople
bygivingthemthelandsofthenations.
7Hisworksarejusticeandtruth,
hispreceptsareallofthemsure,
8standingfirmforeverandever;
theyaremadeinuprightnessandtruth.
9Hehassentdeliverancetohispeople
andestablishedhiscovenantforever.
Holyhisname,tobefeared.
10TofeartheLordisthefirststageofwisdom;
allwhodosoprovethemselveswise.
Hispraiseshalllastforever!

Psalm112(111)Beatusvir
1ALLELUIA!
HappythemanwhofearstheLord,
whotakedelightinallhiscommands.
2Hissonsshallbepowerfulonearth;
thechildrenoftheuprightareblessed.

3Richesandwealthareinhishouse;
hisjusticestandsfirmforever.
4Heisalightinthedarknessfortheupright:
heisgenerous,mercifulandjust.
5Thegoodmantakespityandlends,
heconductshisaffairswithhonor.
6Thejustmanwillneverwaver:
hewillberememberedforever.
7Hehasnofearofevilnews;
withafirmhearthetrustsintheLord.
8Withasteadfasthearthewillnotfear;
hewillseethedownfallofhisfoes.
9Openhanded,hegivestothepoor;
hisjusticestandsfirmforever.
Hisheadwillberaisedinglory.
10Thewickedmanseesandisangry,
grindshisteethandfadesaway;
thedesireofthewickedleadstodoom.

Psalm113(112)Laudate,pueri
1ALLELUIA!
Praise,OservantsoftheLord,
praisethenameoftheLord!
2MaythenameoftheLordbeblessed
bothnowandforevermore!
3Fromtherisingofthesuntoitssetting
praisedbethenameoftheLord!
4HighaboveallnationsistheLord,
abovetheheavenshisglory.
5WhoisliketheLord,ourGod,
whohasrisenonhightohisthrone
6yetstoopsfromtheheightstolookdown,
tolookdownuponheavenandearth?
7Fromthedustheliftsupthelowly,
fromthedungheapheraisesthepoor
8tosettheminthecompanyofprinces,
yes,withtheprincesofhispeople.
9Tothechildlesswifehegivesahome
andgladdensherheartwithchildren.

Psalm114(113.1)InexituIsrael
ALLELUIA!
1WhenIsraelcameforthfromEgypt,

Jacob'ssonsfromanalienpeople
2JudahbecametheLord'stemple,
Israelbecamehiskingdom.
3Theseafledatthesight:
theJordanturnedbackonitscourse,
4themountainsleaptlikerams
andthehillslikeyearlingsheep.
5Whywasit,sea,thatyoufled,
thatyouturnedback,Jordan,onyourcourse?
6Mountains,thatyouleaptlikerams;
hills,likeyearlingsheep?
7Tremble,Oearth,beforetheLord,
inthepresenceoftheGodofJacob,
8whoturnstherockintoapool
andflintintoaspringofwater.

Psalm115(113.2)Nonnobis,Domine
1Nottous,Lord,nottous,
buttoyournamegivetheglory
forthesakeofyourloveandyourtruth,
2lesttheheathensay:"WhereistheirGod?"
3ButourGodisintheheavens;
hedoeswhateverhewills.
4Theiridolsaresilverandgold,
theworkofhumanhands.
5Theyhavemouthsbuttheycannotspeak;
theyhaveeyesbuttheycannotsee;
6theyhaveearsbuttheycannothear;
theyhavenostrilsbuttheycannotsmell.
7Withtheirhandstheycannotfeel;
withtheirfeettheycannotwalk.
(Nosoundcomesfromtheirthroats.)
8Theirmakerswillcometobelikethem
andsowillallwhotrustinthem.
9SonsofIsrael,trustintheLord;
heistheirhelpandtheirshield.
10SonsofAaron,trustintheLord;
heistheirhelpandtheirshield.
11Youwhofearhim,trustintheLord;
heistheirhelpandtheirshield.
12Heremembersus,andhewillblessus;
hewillblessthesonsofIsrael.
(HewillblessthesonsofAaron.)
13TheLordwillblessthosewhofearhim,

thelittlenolessthanthegreat:
14toyoumaytheLordgrantincrease,
toyouandallyourchildren.
15MayyoubeblessedbytheLord,
themakerofheavenandearth.
16TheheavensbelongtotheLord
buttheearthhehasgiventomen.
17ThedeadshallnotpraisetheLord,
northosewhogodownintothesilence.
18ButwewholiveblesstheLord
nowandforever.Amen.

Psalm116.1(114)Dilexi,quoniam
ALLELUIA!
1IlovetheLordforhehasheard
thecryofmyappeal;
2forheturnedhiseartome
inthedaywhenIcalledhim.
3Theysurroundedme,thesnaresofdeath,
withtheanguishofthetomb;
theycaughtme,sorrowanddistress.
4IcalledontheLord'sname.
OLord,myGod,deliverme!
5HowgraciousistheLord,andjust;
ourGodhascompassion.
6TheLordprotectsthesimplehearts;
Iwashelplesssohesavedme.
7Turnback,mysoul,toyourrest
fortheLordhasbeengood;
8hehaskeptmysoulfromdeath,
(myeyesfromtears)
andmyfeetfromstumbling.
9IwillwalkinthepresenceoftheLord
inthelandoftheliving.

Psalm116.2(115)Credidi,propter
10Itrusted,evenwhenIsaid:
"Iamsorelyafflicted,"
11andwhenIsaidinmyalarm:
"Nomancanbetrusted."
12HowcanIrepaytheLord
forhisgoodnesstome?

13ThecupofsalvationIwillraise;
IwillcallontheLord'sname.
14MyvowstotheLordIwillfulfill
beforeallhispeople.
15OpreciousintheeyesoftheLord
isthedeathofhisfaithful.
16Yourservant,Lord,yourservantamI;
youhaveloosenedmybonds.
17AthanksgivingsacrificeImake;
IwillcallontheLord'sname.
18MyvowstotheLordIwillfulfill
beforeallhispeople,
19inthecourtsofthehouseoftheLord,
inyourmidst,OJerusalem.

Psalm117(116)LaudateDominum
ALLELUIA!
1OpraisetheLord,allyounations,
acclaimhimallyoupeoples!
2Strongishisloveforus;
heisfaithfulforever.

Psalm118(117)ConfiteminiDomino
ALLELUIA!
1GivethankstotheLordforheisgood,
forhisloveenduresforever.
***
2LetthesonsofIsraelsay:
"Hisloveenduresforever."
3LetthesonsofAaronsay:
"Hisloveenduresforever."
4LetthosewhofeartheLordsay:
"Hisloveenduresforever."
5IcalledtotheLordinmydistress;
heansweredandfreedme.
6TheLordisatmyside;Idonotfear.
whatcanmandoagainstme?
7TheLordisatmysideasmyhelper;
Ishalllookdownonmyfoes.
8ItisbettertotakerefugeintheLord
thantotrustinmen;

9itisbettertotakerefugeintheLord
thantotrustinprinces.
10Thenationsallencompassedme;
intheLord'snameIcrushedthem.
11Theycompassedme,compassedmeabout;
intheLord'snameIcrushedthem.
12Theycompassedmeaboutlikebees;
theyblazedlikeafireamongthorns.
IntheLord'snameIcrushedthem.
13Iwasthrustdown,thrustdownandfalling,
buttheLordwasmyhelper.
14TheLordismystrengthandmysong;
hewasmysavior.
15Thereareshoutsofjoyandvictory
inthetentsofthejust.
TheLord'srighthandhastriumphed;
16hisrighthandraisedme.
TheLord'srighthandhastriumphed;
17Ishallnotdie,Ishalllive
andrecounthisdeeds.
18Iwaspunished,IwaspunishedbytheLord,
butnotdoomedtodie.
19Opentomethegatesofholiness:
Iwillenterandgivethanks.
20ThisistheLord'sowngate
wherethejustmayenter.
21Iwillthankyouforyouhaveanswered
andyouaremysavior.
22Thestonewhichthebuildersrejected
hasbecomethecornerstone.
23ThisistheworkoftheLord,
amarvelinoureyes.
24ThisdaywasmadebytheLord;
werejoiceandareglad.
25OLord,grantussalvation;
OLord,grantsuccess.
26BlessedinthenameoftheLord
ishewhocomes.
WeblessyoufromthehouseoftheLord;
27theLordGodisourlight.
Goforwardinprocessionwithbranches
eventothealtar.
28YouaremyGod,Ithankyou.
MyGod,Ipraiseyou.
29GivethankstotheLordforheisgood;
forhisloveenduresforever.

Psalm119(118)Beatiimmaculati

*Aleph(A)I
1Theyarehappywhoselifeisblameless,
whofollowGod'slaw!
2Theyarehappywhodohiswill,
seekinghimwithalltheirhearts,
3whoneverdoanythingevil
butwalkinhisways.
4Youhavelaiddownyourprecepts
tobeobeyedwithcare.
5Maymyfootstepsbefirm
toobeyyourstatutes.
6ThenIshallnotbeputtoshame
asIheedyourcommands.
7Iwillthankyouwithanuprightheart
asIlearnyourdecrees.
8Iwillobeyyourstatutes;
donotforsakeme.
*Beth(B)II
9Howshalltheyoungremainsinless?
Byobeyingyourword.
10Ihavesoughtyouwithallmyheart;
letmenotstrayfromyourcommands.
11Itreasureyourpromiseinmyheart
lestIsinagainstyou.
12Blessedareyou,OLord;
teachmeyourstatutes.
13WithmytongueIhaverecounted
thedecreesofyourlips.
14Irejoicedtodoyourwill
astheyallrichesweremine.
15Iwillponderallyourprecepts
andconsideryourpaths.
16Itakedelightinyourstatutes;
Iwillnotforgetyourword.
*Gimmel(G)III
17BlessyourservantandIshalllive
andobeyyourword.
18OpenmyeyesthatImaysee
thewondersofyourlaw.
19Iamapilgrimontheearth;
showmeyourcommands.
20Mysouliseverconsumed
asIlongforyourdecrees.

21Youthreatentheproud,theaccursed,
whoturnfromyourcommands.
22Relievemefromscornandcontempt
forIdoyourwill.
23Thoughtheprincessitplottingagainstme
Iponderonyourstatutes.
24Yourwillismydelight;
yourstatutesaremycounselors.
*Daleth(D)IV
25Mysoulliesinthedust;
byyourwillreviveme.
26Ideclaredmywaysandyouanswered;
teachmeyourstatutes.
27Makemegraspthewayofyourprecepts
andIwillmuseonyourwonders.
28Mysoulpinesawaywithgrief;
byyourwordraisemeup.
29Keepmefromthewayoferror
andteachmeyourlaw.
30Ihavechosenthewayoftruth
withyourdecreesbeforeme.
31Ibindmyselftodoyourwill;
Lord,donotdisappointme.
32Iwillrunthewayofyourcommands;
yougivefreedomtomyheart.
*He(H)V
33Teachmethedemandsofyourstatutes
andIwillkeepthemtotheend.
34Trainmetoobserveyourlaw,
tokeepitwithmyheart.
35Guidemeinthepathofyourcommands;
forthereismydelight.
36Bendmyhearttoyourwill
andnottoloveofgain.
37Keepmyeyesfromwhatisfalse;
byyourword,givemelife.
38Keepthepromiseyouhavemade
totheservantwhofearsyou.
39KeepmefromthescornIdread,
foryourdecreesaregood.
40See,Ilongforyourprecepts;
theninyourjustice,givemelife.
*Vau(V)VI
41Lord,letyourlovecomeuponme,

thesavinghelpofyourpromise.
42AndIshallanswerthosewhotauntme
forItrustinyourword.
43Donottakethewordoftruthfrommymouth
forItrustinyourdecrees.
44Ishallalwayskeepyourlaw
foreverandever.
45Ishallwalkinthepathoffreedom
forIseekyourprecepts.
46Iwillspeakofyourwillbeforekings
andnotbeabashed.
47Yourcommandshavebeenmydelight;
theseIhaveloved.
48Iwillworshipyourcommandsandlovethem
andponderyourstatutes.
*Zayin(Z)VII
49Rememberyourwordtoyourservant
bywhichyougavemehope.
50Thisismycomfortinsorrow:
thatyourpromisegivesmelife.
51Thoughtheproudmayutterlyderideme
Ikeeptoyourlaw.
52Irememberyourdecreesofold
andthese,Lord,consoleme.
53Iamseizedwithindignationatthewicked
whoforsakeyourlaw.
54Yourstatuteshavebecomemysong
inthelandofexile.
55Ithinkofyournameinthenighttime
andIkeepyourlaw.
56Thishasbeenmyblessing,
thekeepingofyourprecepts.
*Heth(CH)VIII
57Mypart,Ihaveresolved,OLord,
istoobeyyourword.
58WithallmyheartIimploreyourfavor;
showthemercyofyourpromise.
59Ihaveponderedovermanyways
andreturnedtoyourwill.
60Imadehasteanddidnotdelay
toobeyyourcommands.
61Thoughthenetsofthewickedensnaredme
Irememberedyourlaw.
62AtmidnightIwillriseandthankyou
foryourjustdecrees.

63Iamafriendofallwhorevereyou,
whoobeyyourprecepts.
64Lord,yourlovefillstheearth.
Teachmeyourstatutes.
*Teth(T)IX
65Lord,youhavebeengoodtoyourservant
accordingtoyourword.
66Teachmediscernmentandknowledge
forItrustinyourcommands.
67BeforeIwasafflictedIstrayed
butnowIkeepyourword.
68Youaregoodandyourdeedsaregood;
teachmeyourstatutes.
69Thoughproudmensmearmewithlies
yetIkeepyourprecepts.
70Theirmindsareclosedtogood
butyourlawismydelight.
71Itwasgoodformetobeafflicted,
tolearnyourstatutes.
72Thelawfromyourmouthmeansmoretome
thansilverandgold.
*Yod(Y)X
73Itwasyourhandsthatmademeandshapedme:
helpmetolearnyourcommands.
74Yourfaithfulwillseemeandrejoice
forItrustinyourword.
75Lord,Iknowthatyourdecreesareright,
thatyouafflictedmejustly.
76Letyourlovebereadytoconsoleme
byyourpromisetoyourservant.
77LetyourlovecomeandIshalllive
foryourlawismydelight.
78Shametheproudwhoharmmewithlies
whileIponderyourprecepts.
79Letyourfaithfulturntome,
thosewhoknowyourwill.
80Letmyheartbeblamelessinyourstatutes
lestIbeashamed.
*Caph(K)XI
81Iyearnforyoursavinghelp;
Ihopeinyourword.
82Myeyesyearntoseeyourpromise.
Whenwillyouconsoleme

83Thoughparchedandexhaustedwithwaiting
Irememberyourstatutes.
84Howlongmustyourservantsuffer?
Whenwillyoujudgemyfoes?
85Formetheproudhavedugpitfalls,
againstyourlaw.
86Yourcommandsarealltrue;thenhelpme
whenliesoppressme.
87Theyalmostmadeanendofmeonearth,
butIkeptyourprecepts.
88Becauseofyourlovegivemelife
andIwilldoyourwill.
*Lamed(L)XII
89Yourword,OLord,forever
standsfirmintheheavens:
90yourtruthlastsfromagetoage,
liketheearthyoucreated.
91Byyourdecreeitendurestothisday;
forallthingsserveyou.
92Hadyourlawnotbeenmydelight
Iwouldhavediedinmyaffliction.
93Iwillneverforgetyourprecepts
forwiththemyougivemelife.
94Saveme,forIamyours
sinceIseekyourprecepts.
95Thoughthewickedlieinwaittodestroyme
yetIponderyourwill.
96Ihaveseenthatallperfectionhasanend
butyourcommandisboundless.
*Mem(M)XIII
97Lord,howIloveyourlaw!
Itiseverinmymind.
98Yourcommandmakesmewiserthanmyfoes;
foritismineforever.
99Ihavemoreinsightthanallwhoteachme
forIponderyourwill.
100Ihavemoreunderstandingthantheold
forIkeepyourprecepts.
101Iturnmyfeetfromevilpaths
toobeyyourword.
102Ihavenotturnedfromyourdecrees;
youyourselfhavetaughtme.
103Yourpromiseissweetertomytaste
thanhoneyinthemouth.
104Igainunderstandingfromyourprecepts

andsoIhatefalseways.
*Nun(N)XIV
105Yourwordisalampformysteps
andalightformypath.
106Ihaveswornandhavemadeupmymind
toobeyyourdecrees.
107Lord,Iamdeeplyafflicted;
byyourwordgivemelife.
108Accept,Lord,thehomageofmylips
andteachmeyourdecrees.
109ThoughIcarrymylifeinmyhands,
Irememberyourlaw.
110Thoughthewickedtrytoensnareme,
Idonotstrayfromyourprecepts.
111Yourwillismyheritageforever,
thejoyofmyheart.
112Isetmyselftocarryoutyourstatutes
infullness,forever.
*Samech(S)XV
113Ihavenoloveforhalfheartedmen;
myloveisforyourlaw.
114Youaremyshelter,myshield;
Ihopeinyourword.
115Leaveme,youwhodoevil;
IwillkeepGod'scommand.
116IfyouupholdmebyyourpromiseIshalllive;
letmyhopesnotbeinvain.
117SustainmeandIshallbesaved
andeverobserveyourstatutes.
118Youspurnallwhoswervefromyourstatutes;
theircunningisinvain.
119Youthrowawaythewickedlikedross;
soIloveyourwill.
120Itremblebeforeyouinterror;
Ifearyourdecrees.
*Ayin(O)XVI
121Ihavedonewhatisrightandjust:
letmenotbeoppressed.
122Vouchforthewelfareofyourservant
lesttheproudoppressme.
123Myeyesyearnforyoursavinghelp
andthepromiseofyourjustice.
124Treatyourservantwithlove
andteachmeyourstatutes.

125Iamyourservant,givemeknowledge;
thenIshallknowyourwill.
126ItistimefortheLordtoact
foryourlawhasbeenbroken.
127ThatiswhyIloveyourcommands
morethanfinestgold,
128whyIrulemylifebyyourprecepts,
andhatefalseways.
*Pe(P)XVII
129Yourwilliswonderfulindeed;
thereforeIobeyit.
130Theunfoldingofyourwordgiveslight
andteachesthesimple.
131IopenmymouthandIsigh
asIyearnforyourcommands.
132Turnandshowmeyourmercy;
showjusticetoyourfriends.
133Letmystepsbeguidedbyyourpromise;
letnoevilruleme.
134Redeemmefromman'soppression
andIwillkeepyourprecepts.
135Letyourfaceshineonyourservant
andteachmeyourdecrees.
136Tearsstreamfrommyeyes
becauseyourlawisdisobeyed.
*Sade(TZ)XVIII
137Lord,youarejustindeed;
yourdecreesareright.
138Youhaveimposedyourwillwithjustice
andwithabsolutetruth.
139Iamcarriedawaybyanger
formyfoesforgetyourword.
140Yourpromiseistriedinthefire,
thedelightofyourservant.
141AlthoughIamweakanddespised,
Irememberyourprecepts.
142Yourjusticeiseternaljustice
andyourlawistruth.
143Thoughanguishanddistresshaveseizedme,
Idelightinyourcommands.
144Thejusticeofyourwilliseternal:
ifyouteachmeIshalllive.
*Koph(Q)XIX

145Icallwithallmyheart;Lord,hearme,
Iwillkeepyourstatutes.
146Icalluponyou,saveme
andIwilldoyourwill.
147Irisebeforedawnandcryforhelp,
Ihopeinyourword.
148Myeyeswatchthroughthenight
toponderyourpromise.
149Inyourlovehearmyvoice,OLord;
givemelifebyyourdecrees.
150Thosewhoharmmeunjustlydrawnear;
theyarefarfromyourlaw.
151Butyou,OLord,areclose,
yourcommandsaretruth.
152LonghaveIknownthatyourwill
isestablishedforever.
*Resh(R)XX
153Seemyafflictionandsaveme
forIrememberyourlaw.
154Upholdmycauseanddefendme;
byyourpromise,givemelife.
155Salvationisfarfromthewicked
whoareheedlessofyourstatutes.
156Numberless,Lord,areyourmercies;
withyourdecreesgivemelife.
157Thoughmyfoesandoppressorsarecountless
Ihavenotswervedfromyourwill.
158Ilookatthefaithlesswithdisgust;
theyignoreyourpromise.
159SeehowIloveyourprecepts;
inyourmercygivemelife.
160Yourwordisfoundedontruth,
yourdecreesareeternal.
*Shin(SH)XXI
161Thoughprincesoppressmewithoutcause
Istandinaweofyourword.
162Itakedelightinyourpromise
likeonewhofindsatreasure.
163LiesIhateanddetest
butyourlawismylove.
164SeventimesadayIpraiseyou
foryourjustdecrees.
165Theloversofyourlawhavegreatpeace;
theyneverstumble.
166Iawaityoursavinghelp,

OLord,Ifulfillyourcommands.
167Mysoulobeysyourwill
andlovesitdearly.
168Iobeyyourpreceptsandyourwill;
allthatIdoisbeforeyou.
*Tau(TH)XXII
169Lord,letmycrycomebeforeyou:
teachmebyyourword.
170Letmypleadingcomebeforeyou:
savemebyyourpromise.
171Letmylipsproclaimyourpraise
becauseyouteachmeyourstatutes.
172Letmytonguesingyourpromise
foryourcommandsarejust.
173Letyourhandbereadytohelpme,
sinceIhavechosenyourprecepts.
174Lord,Ilongforyoursavinghelp
andyourlawismydelight.
175GivelifetomysoulthatImaypraiseyou.
Letyourdecreesgivemehelp.
176Iamlostlikeasheep;seekyourservant
forIrememberyourcommands.

Psalm120(119)AdDominum
1TotheLordinthehourofmydistress
Icallandheanswersme.
2"OLord,savemysoulfromlyinglips,
fromthetongueofthedeceitful."
3Whatshallherepayyouinreturn,
Otreacheroustongue?
4Thewarriorsarrowssharpened
andcoals,redhot,blazing.
5(Alas,thatIabideastrangerinMeshech,
dwellamongthetentsofKedar!)
6LongenoughhaveIbeendwelling
withthosewhohatepeace.
7Iamforpeace,butwhenIspeak,
theyareforfighting.

Psalm121(120)Levaioculos
1Iliftupmyeyestothemountains;
fromwhereshallcomemyhelp?

2MyhelpshallcomefromtheLord
whomadeheavenandearth.
3Mayheneverallowyoutostumble!
Lethimsleepnot,yourguard.
4No,hesleepsnotnorslumbers,
Israel'sguard.
5TheLordisyourguardandyourshade;
atyourrightsidehestands.
6Bydaythesunshallnotsmiteyou
northemooninthenight.
7TheLordwillguardyoufromevil,
hewillguardyousoul.
8TheLordwillguardyourgoingandcoming
bothnowandforever.

Psalm122(121)Laetatussum
1IrejoicedwhenIheardthemsay:
"LetusgotoGod'shouse."
2Andnowourfeetarestanding
withinyourgates,OJerusalem.
3Jerusalemisbuiltasacity
stronglycompact.
4Itistherethatthetribesgoup,
thetribesoftheLord.
ForIsrael'slawitis,
theretopraisetheLord'sname.
5Thereweresetthethronesofjudgment
ofthehouseofDavid.
6ForthepeaceofJerusalempray:
"Peacebetoyourhomes!
7Maypeacereigninyourwalls,
inyourpalaces,peace!"
8Forloveofmybrethrenandfriends
Isay:"Peaceuponyou."
9ForloveofthehouseoftheLord
Iwillaskforyourgood.

Psalm123(122)Adtelevavioculosmeos
1ToyouhaveIliftedupmyeyes,
youwhodwellintheheavens;
2myeyes,liketheeyesofslaves
onthehandoftheirlords.
Liketheeyesofaservant
onthehandofhermistress,

3sooureyesareontheLordourGod
tillheshowushismercy.
4Havemercyonus,Lord,havemercy.
Wearefilledwithcontempt.
5Indeedalltoofullisoursoul
withthescornoftherich,
(withtheproudman'sdisdain).

Psalm124(123)NisiquaDominus
1"IftheLordhadnotbeenonourside,"
thisisIsrael'ssong.
2"IftheLordhadnotbeenonourside
whenmenroseupagainstus,
3thenwouldtheyhaveswallowedusalive
whentheirangerwaskindled.
4Thenwouldthewatershaveengulfedus,
thetorrentgoneoverus;
5overourheadwouldhaveswept
theragingwaters."
6BlessedbetheLordwhodidnotgiveus
apreytotheirteeth!
7Ourlife,likeabird,hasescaped
fromthesnareofthefowler.
Indeedthesnarehasbeenbroken
andwehaveescaped.
8OurhelpisinthenameoftheLord,
whomadeheavenandearth.

Psalm125(124)Quiconfidunt
1ThosewhoputtheirtrustintheLord
arelikeMountZion,thatcannotbeshaken,
thatstandsforever.
2Jerusalem!Themountainssurroundher,
sotheLordsurroundshispeople
bothnowandforever.
3Forthescepterofthewickedshallnotrest
overthelandofthejust
forfearthatthehandsofthejust
shouldturntoevil.
4Dogood,Lord,tothosewhoaregood,
totheuprightofheart;
5butthecrookedandthosewhodoevil,
drivethemaway!

OnIsrael,peace!

Psalm126(125)Inconvertendo
1WhentheLorddeliveredZionfrombondage,
itseemedlikeadream.
2Thenwasourmouthfilledwithlaughter,
onourlipsthereweresongs.
Theheathensthemselvessaid:"Whatmarvels
theLordworkedforthem!"
3WhatmarvelstheLordworkedforus!
Indeedwewereglad.
4Deliverus,OLord,fromourbondage
asstreamsindryland.
5Thosewhoaresowingintears
willsingwhentheyreap.
6Theygoout,theygoout,fulloftears,
carryingseedforthesowing:
theycomeback,theycomeback,fullofsong,
carryingtheirsheaves.

Psalm127(126)NisiDominus
1IftheLorddoesnotbuildthehouse,
invaindoitsbuilderslabor;
iftheLorddoesnotwatchoverthecity,
invaindoesthewatchmankeepvigil.
2Invainisyourearlierrising,
yourgoinglatertorest,
youwhotoilforthebreadyoueat,
whenhepoursgiftsonhisbelovedwhiletheyslumber.
3TrulysonsareagiftfromtheLord,
ablessing,thefruitofthewomb.
4Indeedthesonsofyouth
arelikearrowsinthehandofawarrior.
5Othehappinessoftheman
whohasfilledhisquiverwiththesearrows!
Hewillhavenocauseforshame
whenhedisputeswithhisfoesinthegateways.

Psalm128(127)Beatiomnes
1OblessedarethosewhofeartheLord
andwalkinhisways!
2Bythelaborofyourhandsyoushalleat.

Youwillbehappyandprosper;
3thewifelikeafruitfulvine
intheheartofyourhouse;
Yourchildrenlikeshootsoftheolive,
aroundtheyourtable.
4Indeedthusshallbeblessed
themanwhofearstheLord.
5MaytheLordblessyoufromZion
5callthedaysofyourlife!
6Mayyouseeyourchildren'schildren
5binahappyJerusalem!
OnIsrael,peace!

Psalm129(128)Saepeexpugnaverunt
1"Theyhavepressedmehardfrommyyouth,"
thisisIsrael'ssong.
2"Theyhavepressedmehardfrommyyouth
butcouldneverdestroyme.
3Theyplowedmybacklikeplowmen,
drawinglongfurrows.
4ButtheLordwhoisjust,hasdestroyed
theyokeofthewicked."
5Letthembeshamedandrouted,
thosewhohateZion!
6Letthembelikegrassontheroof
thatwithersbeforeitflowers.
7Withthatnoreaperfillhisarms,
nobindermakeshissheaves
8andthosepassingbywillnotsay:
"OnyoutheLord'sblessing!"
"WeblessyouinthenameoftheLord."

Psalm130(129)Deprofundis
1OutofthedepthsIcrytoyou,OLord,
2Lord,hearmyvoice!
Oletyourearsbeattentive
tothevoiceofmypleading.
3Ifyou,OLord,shouldmarkourguilt,
Lord,whowouldsurvive?
4Butwithyouisfoundforgiveness:
forthiswerevereyou.
5MysouliswaitingfortheLord.
Icountonhisword.

6MysoulislongingfortheLord
morethanwatchmanfordaybreak.
(Letthewatchmancountondaybreak
7andIsraelontheLord.)
BecausewiththeLordthereismercy
andfullnessofredemption,
8Israelindeedhewillredeem
fromallitsiniquity.

Psalm131(130)Domine,nonest
1OLord,myheartisnotproud
norhaughtymyeyes.
Ihavenotgoneafterthingstoogreat
normarvelsbeyondme.
2TrulyIhavesetmysoul
insilenceandpeace.
Aweanedchildonitsmother'sbreast,
evensoismysoul.
3OIsrael,hopeintheLord
bothnowandforever.

Psalm132(131)Memento,Domine
1OLord,rememberDavid
andallthemanyhardshipsheendured,
2theoathhesworetotheLord,
hisvowtotheStrongOneofJacob.
3"IwillnotenterthehousewhereIlive
norgothebedwhereIrest.
4Iwillgivenosleeptomyeyes,
tomyeyelidsIwillgivenoslumber
5tillIfindaplacefortheLord,
adwellingfortheStrongOneofJacob."
6AtEphrataweheardoftheark;
wefounditintheplainsofYearim.
7"Letusgototheplaceofhisdwelling;
letusgotokneelathisfootstool."
8Goup,Lord,totheplaceofyourrest,
youandthearkofyourstrength.
9Yourpriestsshallbeclothedwithholiness;
yourfaithfulshallringouttheirjoy.
10ForthesakeofDavidyourservant
donotrejectyouranointed.
11TheLordsworeanoathtoDavid;
hewillnotgobackonthisword:

"Ason,thefruitofyourbody,
willIsetuponyourthrone.
12Iftheykeepmycovenantintruth
andmylawsthatIhavetaughtthem,
theirsonstooshallrule
onyourthronefromagetoage."
13FortheLordhaschosenZion;
hehasdesireditforhisdwelling:
14"Thisismyrestingplaceforever;
herehaveIchosentolive.
15Iwillgreatlyblessherproduce,
Iwillfillherpoorwithbread.
16Iwillclotheherpriestswithsalvation
andherfaithfulshallringouttheirjoy.
17ThereDavid'sstockwillflower;
Iwillpreparealampformyanointed.
18Iwillcoverhisenemieswithshame
butonhimmycrownshallshine."

Psalm133(132)Eccemqyanbonum!
1Howgoodandhowpleasantitis,
whenbrothersliveinunity!
2Itislikepreciousoiluponthehead
runningdownuponthebeard,
runningdownuponAaron'sbeard,
uponthecollarofhisrobes.
3ItislikethedewofHermonwhichfalls
ontheheightsofZion.
FortheretheLordgiveshisblessing,
lifeforever.

Psalm134(133)Eccenunc
1Ocome,blesstheLord,
allyouwhoservetheLord,
whostandinthehouseoftheLord,
inthecourtsofthehouseofourGod.
2Liftupyourhandstotheholyplace
andblesstheLordthroughthenight.
3MaytheLordblessyoufromZion,
hewhomadebothheavenandearth.

Psalm135(134)Laudatenomen
1ALLELUIA!
PraisethenameoftheLord,
praisehim,servantsoftheLord,
2whostandinthehouseoftheLord
inthecourtsofthehouseofourGod.
3PraisetheLordfortheLordisgood.
Singapsalmtohisnameforheisloving.
4FortheLordhaschosenJacobforhimself
andIsraelforhisownpossession.
5ForIknowthattheLordisgreat,
thatourLordishighaboveallgods.
6TheLorddoeswhateverhewills,
inheaven,onearth,intheseas.
7Hesummonscloudsfromtheendsoftheearth;
makeslightningproducetherain;
fromhistreasurieshesendsforththewind.
8ThefirstbornoftheEgyptianshesmote,
ofmanandbeastalike.
9Signsandwondersheworked
inthemidstofyourland,OEgypt,
againstPharaohandallhisservants.
10Nationsintheirgreatnesshestruck
andkingsintheirsplendorheslew.
11Sihon,kingoftheAmorites,
Og,thekingofBashan,
andallthekingdomsofCanaan.
12HeletIsraelinherittheirland;
onhispeopletheirlandhebestowed.
13Lord,yournamestandsforever,
unforgottenfromagetoage,
14fortheLorddoesjusticeforhispeople;
theLordtakespityonhisservants.
15Paganidolsaresilverandgold,
theworkofhumanhands.
16Theyhavemouthsbuttheycannotspeak;
theyhaveeyesbuttheycannotsee.
17Theyhaveearsbuttheycannothear;
thereisneverabreathontheirlips.
18Theirmakerswillcometobelikethem
andsowillallwhotrustinthem!
19SonsofIsrael,blesstheLord!
SonsofAaron,blesstheLord!
20SonsofLevi,blesstheLord!
Youwhofearhim,blesstheLord!

21FromZionmaytheLordbeblessed,
hewhodwellsinJerusalem!

Psalm136(135)Confitemini
ALLELUIA!
1OgivethankstotheLordforheisgood,
forhisloveenduresforever.
2GivethankstotheGodofgods
forhisloveenduresforever.
3GivethankstotheLordoflords,
forhisloveenduresforever;
4whoalonehaswroughtmarvelousworks,
forhisloveenduresforever;
5whosewisdomitwasmadetheskies,
forhisloveenduresforever;
6whofixedtheearthfirmlyontheseas,
forhisloveenduresforever.
7Itwashewhomadethegreatlights,
forhisloveenduresforever;
8thesuntoruleintheday,
forhisloveenduresforever;
9themoonandthestarsinthenight,
forhisloveenduresforever.
10ThefirstbornoftheEgyptianshesmote,
forhisloveenduresforever.
11HebroughtIsraeloutfromthemidst,
forhisloveenduresforever;
12armoutstretched,withpowerinhishand,
forhisloveenduresforever.
13HedividedtheRedSeaintwo,
forhisloveenduresforever;
14hemadeIsraelpassthroughthemidst,
forhisloveenduresforever;
15heflungPharaohandhisforceinthesea,
forhisloveenduresforever.
16Throughthedeserthispeopleheled,
forhisloveenduresforever.
17Nationsintheirgreatnesshestruck,
forhisloveenduresforever.
18Kingsintheirsplendorheslew,
forhisloveenduresforever.
19Sihon,kingoftheAmorites,
forhisloveenduresforever;
20andOg,thekingofBashan,
forhisloveenduresforever.
21HeletIsraelinherittheirland,

forhisloveenduresforever.
22Onhisservanttheirlandhebestowed,
forhisloveenduresforever.
23Herememberedusinourdistress,
forhisloveenduresforever.
24Andhesnatchedusawayfromourfoes,
forhisloveenduresforever.
25Hegivesfoodtoalllivingthings,
forhisloveenduresforever.
26TotheGodofheavengivethanks,
forhisloveenduresforever.

Psalm137(136)Superflumina
1BytheriversofBabylon
therewesatandwept,
rememberingZion;
2onthepoplarsthatgrewthere
wehungupourharps.
3Foritwastherethattheyaskedus,
ourcaptors,forsongs,
ouroppressors,forjoy.
"Singtous,"theysaid,
"oneofZion'ssongs."
4Ohowcouldwesing
thesongoftheLord
onaliensoil?
5IfIforgetyou,Jerusalem,
letmyrighthandwither!
6Oletmytongue
cleavetomymouth
ifIrememberyounot,
ifIprizenotJerusalem
aboveallmyjoys!
7Remember,OLord,
againstthesonsofEdom
thedayofJerusalem;
whentheysaid:"Tearitdown!
Tearitdowntoitsfoundations!"
8OBabylon,destroyer,
heishappywhorepaysyou
theillsyoubroughtonus.
9Heshallseizeandshalldash
yourchildrenontherock!

Psalm138(137)Confitebortibi

1Ithankyou,Lord,withallmyheart,
youhaveheardthewordsofmymouth.
InthepresenceoftheangelsIwillblessyou.
2Iwilladorebeforeyourholytemple.
Ithankyouforyourfaithfulnessandlove
whichexcelallweeverknewofyou.
3OnthedayIcalled,youanswered;
youincreasedthestrengthofmysoul.
4Allearth'skingsshallthankyou
whentheyhearthewordsofyourmouth.
5TheyshallsingoftheLord'sways:
"HowgreatisthegloryoftheLord!"
6TheLordishighyethelooksonthelowly
andthehaughtyheknowsfromafar.
7ThoughIwalkinthemidstofaffliction
yougivemelifeandfrustratemyfoes.
Youstretchoutyourhandandsaveme,
/8yourhandwilldoallthingsforme.
Yourlove,OLord,iseternal,
discardnottheworkofyourhands.

Psalm139(138)Domine,probasti
1OLord,yousearchmeandyouknowme,
2youknowmyrestingandmyrising,
youdiscernmypurposefromafar.
3YoumarkwhenIwalkorliedown,
allmywayslieopentoyou.
4Beforeeverawordisonmytongue
youknowit,OLord,throughandthrough.
5Behindandbeforeyoubesiegeme,
yourhandeverlaiduponme.
6Toowonderfulformethisknowledge,
toohigh,beyondmyreach.
7OwherecanIgofromyourspirit,
orwherecanIfleefromyourface?
8IfIclimbtheheavens,youarethere.
IfIlieinthegrave,youarethere.
9IfItakethewingsofthedawn
anddwellatthesea'sfurthestend,
10eventhereyourhandwouldleadme,
yourrighthandwouldholdmefast.
11IfIsay:"Letthedarknesshideme
andthelightaroundmebenight,"
12evendarknessisnotdarkforyou
andthenightisasclearastheday.

13Foritwasyouwhocreatedmybeing,
knitmetogetherinmymother'swomb.
14Ithankyouforthewonderofmybeing,
forthewondersofallyourcreation.
Alreadyyouknewmysoul
15mybodyheldnosecretfromyou
whenIwasbeingfashionedinsecret
andmoldedinthedepthsoftheearth.
16Youreyessawallmyactions,
theywereallofthemwritteninyourbook;
everyoneofmydayswasdecreed
beforeoneofthemcameintobeing.
17Tome,howmysteriousyourthoughts,
thesumofthemnottobenumbered!
18IfIcountthem,theyaremorethanthesand;
tofinish,Imustbeeternal,likeyou.
19OGod,thatyouwouldslaythewicked!
Menofblood,keepfarawayfromme!
20Withdeceittheyrebelagainstyou
andsetyourdesignsatnaught.
21DoInothatethosewhohateyou,
abhorthosewhoriseagainstyou?
22Ihatethemwithaperfecthate
andtheyarefoestome.
23Osearchme,God,andknowmyheart.
Otestmeandknowmythoughts.
24SeethatIfollownotthewrongpath
andleadmeinthepathoflifeeternal.

Psalm140(139)Exripeme,Domine
.2Rescueme,Lord,fromevilmen;
fromtheviolentkeepmesafe,
.3fromthosewhoplanevilintheirhearts
andstirupstrifeeveryday;
.4whosharpentheirtonguelikeanadder's,
withthepoisonofviperontheirlips.
.5Lord,guardmefromthehandsofthewicked;
fromtheviolentkeepmesafe;
theyplantomakemestumble.
.6Theproudhavehiddenatrap,
havespreadoutlinesinanet,
setsnaresacrossmypath.
.7IhavesaidtotheLord:"YouaremyGod."
Lord,hearthecryofmyappeal!
.8LordmyGod,mymightyhelp,
youshieldmyheadinthebattle.

.9Donotgrantthewickedtheirdesire
norlettheirplotssucceed.
.10Thosesurroundingmeliftuptheirheads.
Letthemaliceoftheirspeechoverwhelmthem.
.11Letcoalsoffirerainuponthem.
Letthembeflungintheabyss,nomoretorise.
.12Lettheslanderernotendureupontheearth.
Letevilhunttheviolentmantodeath!
.13IknowthattheLordwillavengethepoor,
Thathewilldojusticefortheneedy.
Trulythejustwillpraiseyourname
theuprightshallliveinyourpresence.

Psalm141(140)Domine,clamavi
1Ihavecalledtoyou,Lord;hastentohelpme!
HearmyvoicewhenIcrytoyou.
2Letmyprayerarisebeforeyoulikeincense,
theraisingofmyhandslikeaneveningoblation.
3Set,OLord,aguardovermymouth;
keepwatch,OLord,atthedoorofmylips!
4Donotturnmyhearttothingsthatarewrong,
toevildeedswithmenwhoaresinners.
Neverallowmetoshareintheirfeasting.
5Ifajustmanstrikesorreprovesmeitiskindness
butlettheoilofthewickednotanointmyhead.
Letmyprayerbeeveragainsttheirmalice.
6Theirprinceswerethrowndownbythesideoftherock;
thentheyunderstoodthatmywordswerekind.
7Asamillstoneisshatteredtopiecesontheground,
sotheirboneswerestrewnatthemouthofthegrave.
8Toyou,LordGod,myeyesareturned:
inyouItakerefuge;sparemysoul!
9Fromthetraptheyhavelaidformekeepmesafe:
keepmefromthesnaresofthosewhodoevil.
10Letthewickedfallintothetrapstheyhaveset
whileIpursuemywayunharmed.

Psalm142(141)VocemeaadDominum
.2WithallmyvoiceIcrytotheLord,
withallmyvoiceIentreattheLord.
.3Ipouroutmytroublebeforehim;
Itellhimallmydistress
.4whilemyspiritfaintswithinme.
Butyou,OLord,knowmypath.

OnthewaywhereIshallwalk
theyhavehiddenasnaretoentrapme.
.5Lookonmyrightandsee:
thereisnoonewhotakesmypart.
Ihavenomeansofescape,
notonewhocaresformysoul.
.6Icrytoyou,OLord.
Ihavesaid:"Youaremyrefuge
allIhaveinthelandoftheliving."
.7Listen,then,tomycry
forIaminthedepthsofdistress.
Rescuemefromthosewhopursueme
fortheyarestrongerthanI.
.8Bringmysouloutofthisprison
andthenIshallpraiseyourname.
Aroundmethejustwillassemble
becauseofyourgoodnesstome.

Psalm143(142)Domine,exaudi
1Lord,listentomyprayer:
turnyoureartomyappeal.
Youarefaithful,youarejust;giveanswer.
2Donotcallyourservanttojudgment
fornooneisjustinyoursight.
3Theenemypursuesmysoul;
hehascrushedmylifetotheground;
hehasmademedwellindarkness
likethedead,longforgotten.
4Thereforemyspiritfails;
myheartisnumbwithinme.
5Irememberthedaysthatarepast:
Iponderallyourworks.
Imuseonwhatyourhandhaswrought
6andtoyouIstretchoutmyhands.
Likeaparchedlandmysoulthirstsforyou.
7Lord,makehasteandanswer;
formyspiritfailswithinme.
Donothideyourface
lestIbecomelikethoseinthegrave.
8Inthemorningletmeknowyourlove
forIputmytrustinyou.
MakemeknowthewayIshouldwalk:
toyouIliftupmysoul.
9Rescueme,Lord,frommyenemies;
Ihavefledtoyouforrefuge.
10Teachmetodoyourwill

foryou,OLord,aremyGod.
Letyourgoodspiritguideme
inwaysthatarelevelandsmooth.
11Foryourname'ssake,Lord,savemylife;
inyourjusticesavemysoulfromdistress.
12Inyourlovemakeanendofmyfoes;
destroyallthosewhooppressme
forIamyourservant,OLord.

Psalm144(143)BenedictusDominus
1BlessedbetheLord,myrock,
whotrainsmyarmsforbattle,
whopreparesmyhandsforwar.
2Heismylove,myfortress;
heismystronghold,mysavior
myshield,myplaceofrefuge.
Hebringspeoplesundermyrule.
3Lord,whatismanthatyoucareforhim,
mortalman,thatyourkeephiminmind;
4man,whoismerelyabreath
whoselifefadeslikeapassingshadow?
5Loweryourheavensandcomedown;
touchthemountains;wreathetheminsmoke.
6Flashyourlightnings;routthefoe,
shootyourarrowsandputthemtoflight.
7Reachdownfromheavenandsaveme;
drawmeoutfromthemightywaters,
fromthehandsofalienfoes
8whosemouthsarefilledwithlies,
whosehandsareraisedinperjury.
9Toyou,OGod,willIsinganewsong;
IwillplayonthetenstringedHarp
10toyouwhogivekingstheirvictory,
whosetDavidyourservantfree.
11Yousethimfreefromtheevilsword;
yourescuedhimfromalienfoes
whosemouthswerefilledwithlies,
whosehandswereraisedinperjury.
***
12Letoursonsthenflourishlikesaplings
growntallandstrongfromtheiryouth,
ourdaughtersgracefulascolumns,
adornedasthoughforapalace.
13Letourbarnsbefilledtooverflowing

withcropsofeverykind;
oursheepincreasingbythousands,
myriadsofsheepinourfields,
14ourcattleheavywithyoung,
noruinedwall,noexile,
nosoundofweepinginourstreets.
15Happythepeoplewithsuchblessings;
happythepeoplewhoseGodistheLord.

Psalm145(144)Exaltabote,Deus
1Iwillgiveyouglory,OGodmyking,
Iwillblessyournameforever.
2Iwillblessyoudayafterday
andpraiseyournameforever.
3TheLordisgreat,highlytobepraised,
hisgreatnesscannotbemeasured.
4Agetoageshallproclaimyourworks,
shalldeclareyourmightydeeds,
5shallspeakofyoursplendorandglory,
tellthetaleofyourwonderfulworks.
6Theywillspeakofyourterribledeeds,
recountyourgreatnessandmight.
7Theywillrecallyourabundantgoodness;
agetoageshallringoutyourjustice.
8TheLordiskindandfullofcompassion,
slowtoanger,aboundinginlove.
9HowgoodistheLordtoall,
compassionatetoallhiscreatures.
10Allyourcreaturesshallthankyou,OLord,
andyourfriendsshallrepeattheirblessing.
11Theyshallspeakofthegloryofyourreign
anddeclareyourmight,OGod,
12tomakeknowntoallyourmightydeeds
andtheglorioussplendorofyourreign.
13Yoursisaneverlastingkingdom;
yourrulelastsfromagetoage.
TheLordisfaithfulinallhiswords
andlovinginallhisdeeds.
14TheLordsupportsallwhofall
andraiseupallwhoareboweddown.
15Theeyesofallcreatureslooktoyou
andyougivethemtheirfoodinduetime.
16Youopenwideyourhand,
grantthedesiresofallwholive.
17TheLordisjustinallhisways

andlovinginallhisdeeds.
18Heisclosetoallwhocallhim,
whocallonhimfromtheirhearts.
19Hegrantsthedesiresofthosewhofearhim,
hehearstheircryandhesavesthem.
20TheLordprotectsallwholovehim;
thewickedhewillutterlydestroy.
21LetmespeakthepraiseoftheLord,
letallpeoplesblesshisholyname
forever,foragesunending.

Psalm146(145)Lauda,animamea
1ALLELUIA!
Mysoul,givepraisetotheLord;
2IwillpraisetheLordallmydays,
makemusictomyGodwhileIlive.
3Putnotrustinprinces,
Inmortalmeninwhomthereisnohelp.
4Taketheirbreath,theyreturntoclay
andtheirplansthatdaycometonothing.
5HeishappywhoishelpedbyJacob'sGod,
whosehopeisintheLordhisGod,
6whoalonemadeheavenandearth,
theseasandalltheycontain.
ItistheLordwhokeepsfaithforever,
7whoisjusttothosewhoareoppressed.
Itishewhogivesbreadtothehungry,
theLord,whosetsprisonersfree,
8theLordwhogivessighttotheblind,
whoraisesupthosewhoareboweddown,
9theLord,whoprotectsthestranger
andupholdsthewidowandorphan.
8cItistheLordwholovesthejust
9cbutthwartsthepathofthewicked.
10TheLordwillreignforever,
Zion'sGod,fromagetoage.
ALLELUIA!

Psalm147.1(146)LaudateDominum
ALLELUIA!
1PraisetheLordforheisgood;

singtoourGodforheisloving:
tohimourpraiseisdue.
2TheLordbuildsupJerusalem
andbringsbackIsrael'sexiles,
3hehealsthebrokenhearted,
hebindsupalltheirwounds.
4Hefixesthenumberofthestars;
hecallseachonebyitsname.
5OurLordisgreatandalmighty;
hiswisdomcanneverbemeasured.
6TheLordraisesthelowly;
hehumblesthewickedtothedust.
7OsingtotheLordgivingthanks;
singpsalmstoourGodwiththeharp.
8Hecoverstheheavenswithclouds;
hepreparestherainfortheearth,
makingmountainssproutwithgrass
andwithplantstoserveman'sneeds.
9Heprovidesthebeastswiththeirfood
andyoungravensthatcalluponhim.
10Hisdelightisnotinhorses
norhispleasureinwarriors'strength.
11TheLorddelightsinthosewhoreverehim,
inthosewhowaitforhislove.
Psalm147.2(147)
Lauda,Jerusalem
12OpraisetheLord,Jerusalem!
ZionpraiseyourGod!
13Hehasstrengthenedthebarsofyourgates
hehasblessedthechildrenwithinyou.
14Heestablishedpeaceonyourborders,
hefeedsyouwithfinestwheat.
15Hesendsouthiswordtotheearth
andswiftlyrunshiscommand.
16Heshowersdownsnowwhiteaswool,
hescattershoarfrostlikeashes.
17Hehurlsdownhailstoneslikecrumbs.
Thewatersarefrozenathistouch;
18hesendsforthhiswordanditmeltsthem:
atthebreathofhismouththewatersflow.
19HemakeshiswordknowntoJacob,
toIsraelhislawsanddecrees.
20Hehasnotdealtthuswithothernations;
hehasnottaughtthemhisdecrees.
ALLELUIA!


Psalm148(148)LaudateDominum
1ALLELUIA!
PraisetheLordfromtheheavens,
praisehimintheheights.
2Praisehim,allhisangels,
praisehim,allhishost.
3Praisehim,sunandmoon,
praisehim,shiningstars.
4Praisehim,highestheavens
andthewatersabovetheheavens.
5LetthempraisethenameoftheLord.
Hecommanded:theyweremade.
6Hefixedthemforever,
gavealawwhichshallnotpassaway.
7PraisetheLordfromtheearth,
seacreaturesandalloceans,
8fireandhail,snowandmist,
stormywindsthatobeyhisword;
9allmountainsandhills,
allfruittreesandcedars,
10beasts,wildandtame,
reptilesandbirdsonthewing;
11allearth'skingsandpeoples,
earth'sprincesandrulers,
12youngmenandmaidens,
theoldmentogetherwithchildren.
13LetthempraisethenameoftheLord
forhealoneisexalted.
Thesplendorofhisname
reachesbeyondheavenandearth.
14Heexaltsthestrengthofhispeople.
Heisthepraiseofallhissaints,
ofthesonsofIsrael,
ofthepeopletowhomhecomesclose.
ALLELUIA!

Psalm149(149)CantateDomino
1ALLELUIA!
SinganewsongtotheLord,
hispraiseintheassemblyofthefaithful.

2LetIsraelrejoiceinitsMaker,
letZion'ssonsexultintheirking.
3Letthempraisehisnamewithdancing
andmakemusicwithtimbrelandharp.
4FortheLordtakesdelightinhispeople.
Hecrownsthepoorwithsalvation.
5Letthefaithfulrejoiceintheirglory,
shoutforjoyandtaketheirrest.
6LetthepraiseofGodbeontheirlips
andatwoedgedswordintheirhand,
7todealoutvengeancetothenations
andpunishmentonallthepeoples;
8tobindtheirkingsinchains
andtheirnoblesinfettersofiron;
9tocarryoutthesentencepreordained:
thishonorisforallhisfaithful.
ALLELUIA!

Psalm150(150)LaudateDominum
1ALLELUIA!
PraiseGodinhisholyplace,
praisehiminhismightyheavens.
2Praisehimforhispowerfuldeeds,
praisehissurpassinggreatness.
3Opraisehimwithsoundoftrumpet,
praisehimwithluteandharp.
4Praisehimwithtimbrelanddance,
praisehimwithstringsandpipes.
5Opraisehimwithresoundingcymbals,
praisehimwithclashingofcymbals.
6Leteverythingthatlivesandthatbreathes
givepraisetotheLord.
ALLELUIA!

Psalm(151)
ThisPsalmisascribedtoDavidandisoutsidethenumber.WhenheslewGoliathinsinglecombat.
(ThisTitlegivenintheSeptuagint)

1LittlewasIamongmybrethren:
Ayoungerbrotherinmyfather'shouse.
2Myhands,theymadeaninstrumentofmusic:
Myfingers,theypreparedapsaltery.
3Andwhoshallbringbacktidingstomymaster?
TheLordHimself,Himselfgivesear.
4HimselfsentforthHismessenger:
Andtookmefromamongmyfather'ssheep;

AndwiththeoilofHisannointingHeannointedme.
5Comelymybrethrenwereandtall:
AndyettheyfoundnotfavourwiththeLord.
6ButI,Isalliedforthtomeetthealien:
Andhereviledmebyallhisidols.
7ButIdrewforththeswordthatwasbesidehim:
Icuthisheadoffwithit,
AndfromthesonsofIsraelremovedreproach.