Psalm 32; Psalm 33; Psalm 34; Psalm 35

1 Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. 2 Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false. 3 When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long. 4 Day and night you punished me. My strength was gone as in the summer heat.Selah 5 Then I confessed my sins to you and didn't hide my guilt. I said, "I will confess my sins to the Lord," and you forgave my guilt.Selah 6 For this reason, all who obey you should pray to you while they still can. When troubles rise like a flood, they will not reach them. 7 You are my hiding place. You protect me from my troubles and fill me with songs of salvation.Selah 8 The Lord says, "I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over you. 9 So don't be like a horse or donkey, that doesn't understand. They must be led with bits and reins, or they will not come near you." 10 Wicked people have many troubles, but the Lord's love surrounds those who trust him. 11 Good people, rejoice and be happy in the Lord. Sing all you whose hearts are right.
1 Sing to the Lord, you who do what is right; honest people should praise him. 2 Praise the Lord on the harp; make music for him on a ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing a new song to him; play well and joyfully. 4 God's word is true, and everything he does is right. 5 He loves what is right and fair; the Lord's love fills the earth. 6 The sky was made at the Lord's command. By the breath from his mouth, he made all the stars. 7 He gathered the water of the sea into a heap. He made the great ocean stay in its place. 8 All the earth should worship the Lord; the whole world should fear him. 9 He spoke, and it happened. He commanded, and it appeared. 10 The Lord upsets the plans of nations; he ruins all their plans. 11 But the Lord's plans will stand forever; his ideas will last from now on. 12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his very own. 13 The Lord looks down from heaven and sees every person. 14 From his throne he watches all who live on earth. 15 He made their hearts and understands everything they do. 16 No king is saved by his great army. No warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 Horses can't bring victory; they can't save by their strength. 18 But the Lord looks after those who fear him, those who put their hope in his love. 19 He saves them from death and spares their lives in times of hunger. 20 So our hope is in the Lord. He is our help, our shield to protect us. 21 We rejoice in him, because we trust his holy name. 22 Lord, show your love to us as we put our hope in you. David's song from the time he acted crazy so Abimelech would send him away, and David did leave.
1 I will praise the Lord at all times; his praise is always on my lips. 2 My whole being praises the Lord. The poor will hear and be glad. 3 Glorify the Lord with me, and let us praise his name together. 4 I asked the Lord for help, and he answered me. He saved me from all that I feared. 5 Those who go to him for help are happy, and they are never disgraced. 6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him and saved him from all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear God, and he saves them. 8 Examine and see how good the Lord is. Happy is the person who trusts him. 9 You who belong to the Lord, fear him! Those who fear him will have everything they need. 10 Even lions may get weak and hungry, but those who look to the Lord will have every good thing. 11 Children, come and listen to me. I will teach you to worship the Lord. 12 You must do these things to enjoy life and have many happy days. 13 You must not say evil things, and you must not tell lies. 14 Stop doing evil and do good. Look for peace and work for it. 15 The Lord sees the good people and listens to their prayers. 16 But the Lord is against those who do evil; he makes the world forget them. 17 The Lord hears good people when they cry out to him, and he saves them from all their troubles. 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. 19 People who do what is right may have many problems, but the Lord will solve them all. 20 He will protect their very bones; not one of them will be broken. 21 Evil will kill the wicked; those who hate good people will be judged guilty. 22 But the Lord saves his servants' lives; no one who trusts him will be judged guilty. Of David.
1 Lord, battle with those who battle with me. Fight against those who fight against me. 2 Pick up the shield and armor. Rise up and help me. 3 Lift up your spears, both large and small, against those who chase me. Tell me, "I will save you." 4 Make those who want to kill me be ashamed and disgraced. Make those who plan to harm me turn back and run away. 5 Make them like chaff blown by the wind as the angel of the Lord forces them away. 6 Let their road be dark and slippery as the angel of the Lord chases them. 7 For no reason they spread out their net to trap me; for no reason they dug a pit for me. 8 So let ruin strike them suddenly. Let them be caught in their own nets; let them fall into the pit and die. 9 Then I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be happy when he saves me. 10 Even my bones will say, "Lord, who is like you? You save the weak from the strong, the weak and poor from robbers." 11 Men without mercy stand up to testify. They ask me things I do not know. 12 They repay me with evil for the good I have done, and they make me very sad. 13 Yet when they were sick, I put on clothes of sadness and showed my sorrow by going without food. But my prayers were not answered. 14 I acted as if they were my friends or brothers. I bowed in sadness as if I were crying for my mother. 15 But when I was in trouble, they gathered and laughed; they gathered to attack before I knew it. They insulted me without stopping. 16 They made fun of me and were cruel to me and ground their teeth at me in anger. 17 Lord, how long will you watch this happen? Save my life from their attacks; save me from these people who are like lions. 18 I will praise you in the great meeting. I will praise you among crowds of people. 19 Do not let my enemies laugh at me; they hate me for no reason. Do not let them make fun of me; they have no cause to hate me. 20 Their words are not friendly but are lies about peace-loving people. 21 They speak against me and say, "Aha! We saw what you did!" 22 Lord, you have been watching. Do not keep quiet. Lord, do not leave me alone. 23 Wake up! Come and defend me! My God and Lord, fight for me! 24 Lord my God, defend me with your justice. Don't let them laugh at me. 25 Don't let them think, "Aha! We got what we wanted!" Don't let them say, "We destroyed him." 26 Let them be ashamed and embarrassed, because they were happy when I hurt. Cover them with shame and disgrace, because they thought they were better than I was. 27 May my friends sing and shout for joy. May they always say, "Praise the greatness of the Lord, who loves to see his servants do well." 28 I will tell of your goodness and will praise you every day. For the director of music. Of David, the servant of the Lord.