Psalm 9; Psalm 10; Psalm 11; Psalm 12; Psalm 13; Psalm 14; Psalm 15; Psalm 16

1 I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all Your wonderful works. 2 I will rejoice and boast about You; I will sing about Your name, Most High. 3 When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You. 4 For You have upheld my just cause; You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge. 5 You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever. 6 The enemy has come to eternal ruin; You have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished. 7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever; He has established His throne for judgment. 8 He judges the world with righteousness; He executes judgment on the peoples with fairness. 9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10 Those who know Your name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You, Lord. 11 Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; proclaim His deeds among the peoples. 12 For the One who seeks an accounting for bloodshed remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 13 Be gracious to me, Lord; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death, 14 so that I may declare all Your praises. I will rejoice in Your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion. 15 The nations have fallen into the pit they made; their foot is caught in the net they have concealed. 16 The Lord has revealed Himself; He has executed justice, striking down the wicked by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah 17 The wicked will return to Sheol- all the nations that forget God. 18 For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever. 19 Rise up, Lord! Do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence. 20 Put terror in them, Lord; let the nations know they are only men. Selah
1 Lord, why do You stand so far away? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 3 For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord. 4 In all his scheming, the wicked arrogantly thinks: "There is no accountability, [since] God does not exist." 5 His ways are always secure; Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight; he scoffs at all his adversaries. 6 He says to himself, "I will never be moved- from generation to generation without calamity." 7 Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth; trouble and malice are under his tongue. 8 He waits in ambush near the villages; he kills the innocent in secret places; his eyes are on the lookout for the helpless. 9 He lurks in secret like a lion in a thicket. He lurks in order to seize the afflicted. He seizes the afflicted and drags him in his net. 10 He crouches and bends down; the helpless fall because of his strength. 11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and will never see." 12 Rise up, Lord God! Lift up Your hand. Do not forget the afflicted. 13 Why has the wicked despised God? He says to himself, "You will not demand an account." 14 But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil person; call his wickedness into account until nothing remains of it. 16 The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations will perish from His land. 17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will listen carefully, 18 doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may terrify [them] no more.
1 I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can you say to me, "Escape to the mountain like a bird! 2 For look, the wicked string the bow; they put the arrow on the bowstring to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" 4 The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; He examines everyone. 5 The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence. 6 He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked; a scorching wind will be their portion. 7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.
1 Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains; the loyal have disappeared from the human race. 2 They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully. 4 They say, "Through our tongues we have power; our lips are our own-who can be our master?" 5 "Because of the oppression of the afflicted and the groaning of the poor, I will now rise up," says the Lord. "I will put in a safe place the one who longs for it." 6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times. 7 You, Lord, will guard us; You will protect us from this generation forever. 8 The wicked wander everywhere, and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
1 Lord, how long will You continually forget me? How long will You hide Your face from me? 2 How long will I store up anxious concerns within me, agony in my mind every day? How long will my enemy dominate me? 3 Consider me and answer, Lord, my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death, 4 my enemy will say, "I have triumphed over him," and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken. 5 But I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance. 6 I will sing to the Lord because He has treated me generously.
1 The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. 3 All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one. 4 Will evildoers never understand? They consume my people as they consume bread; they do not call on the Lord. 5 Then they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who are righteous. 6 You [sinners] frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but the Lord is his refuge. 7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come from Zion! When the Lord restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
1 Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain? 2 The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart- 3 who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor, 4 who despises the one rejected by the Lord, but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his word whatever the cost, 5 who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent- the one who does these things will never be moved.
1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You. 2 I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You." 3 As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones in whom is all my delight. 4 The sorrows of those who take another [god] for themselves multiply; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips. 5 Lord, You are my portion and my cup [of blessing]; You hold my future. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. 7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me- even at night my conscience instructs me. 8 I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. 10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see the Pit. 11 You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
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