1 The king finds joy in your strength, O LORD. What great joy he has in your victory! 2 You gave him his heart's desire. You did not refuse the prayer from his lips. Selah 3 You welcomed him with the blessings of good things and set a crown of fine gold on his head. 4 He asked you for life. You gave him a long life, forever and ever. 5 Because of your victory his glory is great. You place splendor and majesty on him. 6 Yes, you made him a blessing forever. You made him glad with the joy of your presence. 7 Indeed, the king trusts the LORD, and through the mercy of the Most High, he will not be moved. 8 Your hand will discover all your enemies. Your powerful hand will find all who hate you. 9 When you appear, you will make them [burn] like a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his anger. Fire will devour them. 10 You will destroy their children from the earth and their offspring from among Adam's descendants. 11 Although they scheme and plan evil against you, they will not succeed. 12 They turn their backs [and flee] because you aim your bow at their faces. 13 Arise, O LORD, in your strength. We will sing and make music to praise your power.
1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away from helping me, so far away from the words of my groaning? 2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer-- also at night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet, you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 Our ancestors trusted you. They trusted, and you rescued them. 5 They cried to you and were saved. They trusted you and were never disappointed. 6 Yet, I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned by humanity and despised by people. 7 All who see me make fun of me. Insults pour from their mouths. They shake their heads and say, 8 "Put yourself in the LORD's hands. Let the LORD save him! Let God rescue him since he is pleased with him!" 9 Indeed, you are the one who brought me out of the womb, the one who made me feel safe at my mother's breasts. 10 I was placed in your care from birth. From my mother's womb you have been my God. 11 Do not be so far away from me. Trouble is near, and there is no one to help. 12 Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls from Bashan have encircled me. 13 They have opened their mouths to attack me like ferocious, roaring lions. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax. It has melted within me. 15 My strength is dried up like pieces of broken pottery. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You lay me down in the dust of death. 16 Dogs have surrounded me. A mob has encircled me. They have pierced my hands and feet. 17 I can count all my bones. People stare. They gloat over me. 18 They divide my clothes among themselves. They throw dice for my clothing. 19 Do not be so far away, O LORD. Come quickly to help me, O my strength. 20 Rescue my soul from the sword, my life from vicious dogs. 21 Save me from the mouth of the lion and from the horns of wild oxen. You have answered me. 22 I will tell my people about your name. I will praise you within the congregation. 23 All who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him! Stand in awe of him, all you descendants of Israel. 24 The LORD has not despised or been disgusted with the plight of the oppressed one. He has not hidden his face from that person. The LORD heard when that oppressed person cried out to him for help. 25 My praise comes from you while I am among those assembled for worship. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who fear the LORD. 26 Oppressed people will eat until they are full. Those who look to the LORD will praise him. May you live forever. 27 All the ends of the earth will remember and return to the LORD. All the families from all the nations will worship you 28 because the kingdom belongs to the LORD and he rules the nations. 29 All prosperous people on earth will eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust will kneel in front of him, even those who are barely alive. 30 There will be descendants who serve him, a generation that will be told about the Lord. 31 They will tell people yet to be born about his righteousness-- that he has finished it.
1 The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters. 3 He renews my soul. He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of his name. 4 Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because you are with me, I fear no harm. Your rod and your staff give me courage 5 You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows. 6 Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life, and I will remain in the LORD's house for days without end.
1 The earth and everything it contains are the LORD's. The world and all who live in it are his. 2 He laid its foundation on the seas and set it firmly on the rivers. 3 Who may go up the LORD's mountain? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 [The one who] has clean hands and a pure heart and does not long for what is false or lie when he is under oath. 5 [This person] will receive a blessing from the LORD and righteousness from God, his savior. 6 This is the person who seeks him, who searches for the face of the God of Jacob. Selah 7 Lift your heads, you gates. Be lifted, you ancient doors, so that the king of glory may come in. 8 Who is this king of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty! The LORD, heroic in battle! 9 Lift your heads, you gates. Be lifted, you ancient doors, so that the king of glory may come in. 10 Who, then, is this king of glory? The LORD of Armies is the king of glory! Selah
1 To you, O LORD, I lift my soul. 2 I trust you, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame, but all who are unfaithful will be put to shame. 4 Make your ways known to me, O LORD, and teach me your paths. 5 Lead me in your truth and teach me because you are God, my savior. I wait all day long for you. 6 Remember, O LORD, your compassionate and merciful deeds. They have existed from eternity. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my rebellious ways. Remember me, O LORD, in keeping with your mercy and your goodness. 8 The LORD is good and decent. That is why he teaches sinners the way they should live. 9 He leads humble people to do what is right, and he teaches them his way. 10 Every path of the LORD is [one of] mercy and truth for those who cling to his promise and written instructions. 11 For the sake of your name, O LORD, remove my guilt, because it is great. 12 Who, then, is this person that fears the LORD? He is the one whom the LORD will teach which path to choose. 13 He will enjoy good things in life, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14 The LORD advises those who fear him. He reveals to them the intent of his promise. 15 My eyes are always on the LORD. He removes my feet from traps. 16 Turn to me, and have pity on me. I am lonely and oppressed. 17 Relieve my troubled heart, and bring me out of my distress. 18 Look at my misery and suffering, and forgive all my sins. 19 See how my enemies have increased in number, how they have hated me with vicious hatred! 20 Protect my life, and rescue me! Do not let me be put to shame. I have taken refuge in you. 21 Integrity and honesty will protect me because I wait for you. 22 Rescue Israel, O God, from all its troubles!