1Listen, Shepherd of Israel, who guides Joseph like a flock; You who sit enthroned [on] the cherubim, rise up 2at the head of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Rally Your power and come to save us. 3Restore us, God; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved. 4Lord God of Hosts, how long will You be angry with Your people's prayers? 5You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink. 6You set us at strife with our neighbors; our enemies make fun of us. 7Restore us, God of Hosts; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved. 8You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it. 9You cleared [a place] for it; it took root and filled the land. 10The mountains were covered by its shade, and the mighty cedars with its branches. 11It sent out sprouts toward the Sea and shoots toward the River. 12Why have You broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its fruit? 13The boar from the forest gnaws at it, and creatures of the field feed on it. 14Return, God of Hosts. Look down from heaven and see; take care of this vine, 15the root Your right hand has planted, the shoot that You made strong for Yourself. 16It was cut down and burned up; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance. 17Let Your hand be with the man at Your right hand, with the son of man You have made strong for Yourself. 18Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name. 19Restore us, Lord God of Hosts; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved.
1Sing for joy to God our strength; shout in triumph to the God of Jacob. 2Lift up a song-play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp. 3Blow the horn during the new moon and during the full moon, on the day of our feast. 4For this is a statute for Israel, a judgment of the God of Jacob. 5He set it up as an ordinance for Joseph when He went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar language: 6"I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from [carrying] the basket. 7You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah 8Listen, My people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to Me! 9There must not be a strange god among you; you must not bow down to a foreign god. 10I am Yahweh your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11"But My people did not listen to Me; Israel did not obey Me. 12So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans. 13If only My people would listen to Me and Israel would follow My ways, 14I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their foes." 15Those who hate the Lord would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever. 16But He would feed Israel with the best wheat. "I would satisfy you with honey from the rock."
1God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods: 2"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. 4Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked." 5They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6I said, "You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High. 7However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler." 8Rise up, God, judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You.
1God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle. 2See how Your enemies make an uproar; those who hate You have acted arrogantly. 3They devise clever schemes against Your people; they conspire against Your treasured ones. 4They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel's name will no longer be remembered." 5For they have conspired with one mind; they form an alliance against You- 6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, 7Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre. 8Even Assyria has joined them; they lend support to the sons of Lot. Selah 9Deal with them as [You did] with Midian, as [You did] with Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River. 10They were destroyed at En-dor; they became manure for the ground. 11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12who said, "Let us seize God's pastures for ourselves." 13Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind. 14As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains, 15so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm. 16Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name, Lord. 17Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace. 18May they know that You alone- whose name is Yahweh- are the Most High over all the earth.
1How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Hosts. 2I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God. 3Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young- near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King and my God. 4How happy are those who reside in Your house, who praise You continually. Selah 5Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. 6As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a source of springwater; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings. 7They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion. 8Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob. Selah 9Consider our shield, God; look on the face of Your anointed one. 10Better a day in Your courts than a thousand [anywhere else]. I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of the wicked. 11For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity. 12Lord of Hosts, happy is the person who trusts in You!
1Lord, You showed favor to Your land; You restored Jacob's prosperity. 2You took away Your people's guilt; You covered all their sin. Selah 3You withdrew all Your fury; You turned from Your burning anger. 4Return to us, God of our salvation, and abandon Your displeasure with us. 5Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger for all generations? 6Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You? 7Show us Your faithful love, Lord, and give us Your salvation. 8I will listen to what God will say; surely the Lord will declare peace to His people, His godly ones, and not let them go back to foolish ways. 9His salvation is very near those who fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land. 10Faithful love and truth will join together; righteousness and peace will embrace. 11Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven. 12Also, the Lord will provide what is good, and our land will yield its crops. 13Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.