1Lord, you have been our home since the beginning.2Before the mountains were born and before you created the earth and the world, you are God. You have always been, and you will always be.3You turn people back into dust. You say, "Go back into dust, human beings."4To you, a thousand years is like the passing of a day, or like a few hours in the night.5While people sleep, you take their lives. They are like grass that grows up in the morning.6In the morning they are fresh and new, but by evening they dry up and die.7We are destroyed by your anger; we are terrified by your hot anger.8You have put the evil we have done right in front of you; you clearly see our secret sins.9All our days pass while you are angry. Our years end with a moan.10Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone.11Who knows the full power of your anger? Your anger is as great as our fear of you should be.12Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.13Lord, how long before you return and show kindness to your servants?14Fill us with your love every morning. Then we will sing and rejoice all our lives.15We have seen years of trouble. Now give us as much joy as you gave us sorrow.16Show your servants the wonderful things you do; show your greatness to their children.17Lord our God, treat us well. Give us success in what we do; yes, give us success in what we do.
1Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty.2I will say to the Lord, "You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you."3God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases.4He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection.5You will not fear any danger by night or an arrow during the day.6You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark or sickness that strikes at noon.7At your side one thousand people may die, or even ten thousand right beside you, but you will not be hurt.8You will only watch and see the wicked punished.9The Lord is your protection; you have made God Most High your place of safety.10Nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your home.11He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go.12They will catch you in their hands so that you will not hit your foot on a rock.13You will walk on lions and cobras; you will step on strong lions and snakes.14The Lord says, "Whoever loves me, I will save. I will protect those who know me.15They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue them and honor them.16I will give them a long, full life, and they will see how I can save." A psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
1It is good to praise you, Lord, to sing praises to God Most High.2It is good to tell of your love in the morning and of your loyalty at night.3It is good to praise you with the ten-stringed lyre and with the soft-sounding harp.4Lord, you have made me happy by what you have done; I will sing for joy about what your hands have done.5Lord, you have done such great things! How deep are your thoughts!6Stupid people don't know these things, and fools don't understand.7Wicked people grow like the grass. Evil people seem to do well, but they will be destroyed forever.8But, Lord, you will be honored forever.9Lord, surely your enemies, surely your enemies will be destroyed, and all who do evil will be scattered.10But you have made me as strong as an ox. You have poured fine oils on me.11When I looked, I saw my enemies; I heard the cries of those who are against me.12But good people will grow like palm trees; they will be tall like the cedars of Lebanon.13Like trees planted in the Temple of the Lord, they will grow strong in the courtyards of our God.14When they are old, they will still produce fruit; they will be healthy and fresh.15They will say that the Lord is good. He is my Rock, and there is no wrong in him.
1The Lord is king. He is clothed in majesty. The Lord is clothed in majesty and armed with strength. The world is set, and it cannot be moved.2Lord, your kingdom was set up long ago; you are everlasting.3Lord, the seas raise, the seas raise their voice. The seas raise up their pounding waves.4The sound of the water is loud; the ocean waves are powerful, but the Lord above is much greater.5Lord, your laws will stand forever. Your Temple will be holy forevermore.
1The Lord is a God who punishes. God, show your greatness and punish!2Rise up, Judge of the earth, and give the proud what they deserve.3How long will the wicked be happy? How long, Lord?4They are full of proud words; those who do evil brag about what they have done.5Lord, they crush your people and make your children suffer.6They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.7They say, "The Lord doesn't see; the God of Jacob doesn't notice."8You stupid ones among the people, pay attention. You fools, when will you understand?9Can't the creator of ears hear? Can't the maker of eyes see?10Won't the one who corrects nations punish you? Doesn't the teacher of people know everything?11The Lord knows what people think. He knows their thoughts are just a puff of wind.12Lord, those you correct are happy; you teach them from your law.13You give them rest from times of trouble until a pit is dug for the wicked.14The Lord won't leave his people nor give up his children.15Judgment will again be fair, and all who are honest will follow it.16Who will help me fight against the wicked? Who will stand with me against those who do evil?17If the Lord had not helped me, I would have died in a minute.18I said, "I am about to fall," but, Lord, your love kept me safe.19I was very worried, but you comforted me and made me happy.20Crooked leaders cannot be your friends. They use the law to cause suffering.21They join forces against people who do right and sentence to death the innocent.22But the Lord is my defender; my God is the rock of my protection.23God will pay them back for their sins and will destroy them for their evil. The Lord our God will destroy them.
1Come, let's sing for joy to the Lord. Let's shout praises to the Rock who saves us.2Let's come to him with thanksgiving. Let's sing songs to him,3because the Lord is the great God, the great King over all gods.4The deepest places on earth are his, and the highest mountains belong to him.5The sea is his because he made it, and he created the land with his own hands.6Come, let's worship him and bow down. Let's kneel before the Lord who made us,7because he is our God and we are the people he takes care of and the sheep that he tends. Today listen to what he says:8"Do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were at Meribah, as they were that day at Massah in the desert.9There your ancestors tested me and tried me even though they saw what I did.10I was angry with those people for forty years. I said, 'They are not loyal to me and have not understood my ways.'11I was angry and made a promise, 'They will never enter my rest.'"