1God, my heart feels secure. I will sing and make music to you with all my heart.2Harp and lyre, wake up! I want to sing and make music before the sun rises.3Lord, I will praise you among the nations. I will sing about you among the people of the earth.4Great is your love. It is higher than the heavens. Your truth reaches to the skies.5God, may you be honored above the heavens. Let your glory be over the whole earth.6Save us. Help us with your powerful right hand, so that those you love may be saved.7God has spoken from his temple. He has said, "I will win the battle. Then I will divide up the land around Shechem. I will divide up the Valley of Succoth.8Gilead belongs to me. So does the land of Manasseh. Ephraim is the strongest tribe. It is like a helmet for my head. Judah is the royal tribe. It is like a ruler's staff.9Moab serves me like one who washes my feet. I toss my sandal on Edom to show that I own it. I shout to Philistia that I have won the battle."10Who will bring me to the city that has high walls around it? Who will lead me to the land of Edom?11God, isn't it you, even though you have now turned away from us? Isn't it you, even though you don't lead our armies into battle anymore?12Help us against our enemies. The help people give doesn't amount to anything.13With your help we will win the battle. You will walk all over our enemies.
1God, I praise you. Don't remain silent.2Sinful people who lie and cheat have spoken against me. They have used their tongues to tell lies about me.3They gather all around me with their words of hatred. They attack me without any reason.4They bring charges against me, even though I love them and pray for them.5They pay me back with evil for the good things I do. They pay back my love with hatred.6Appoint an evil person to take my enemies to court. Let him stand at their right hand and bring charges against them.7When they are tried, let them be found guilty. May even their prayers judge them.8May their days be few. Let others take their places as leaders.9May their children's fathers die. May their wives become widows.10May their children be driven from their destroyed homes. May they wander around like beggars.11May everything those people own be taken away to pay for what they owe. May strangers rob them of everything they've worked for.12May no one be kind to them or take pity on the children they leave behind.13May their family line come to an end. May their names be forgotten by those who live after them.14May the LORD remember the evil things their fathers have done. May he never erase the sins of their mothers.15May the LORD never forget their sins. Then he won't let people remember those sinners anymore.16They never thought about doing anything kind. Instead, they drove those who were poor and needy to their deaths. They did the same thing to those whose hearts were broken.17They loved to call down curses on others. May their curses come back on them. They didn't find any pleasure in giving anyone their blessing. May no blessing ever come to them.18They called down curses on others as easily as they put on clothes. Cursing was as natural to them as getting a drink of water or putting olive oil on their bodies.19May their curses cover them like coats. May their curses be wrapped around them like a belt forever.20May that be the LORD's way of paying back those who bring charges against me. May it happen to those who say evil things about me.21But LORD and King, be true to your name. Treat me well. Because your love is so good, save me.22I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded deep down inside me.23I fade away like an evening shadow. I'm like a locust that someone brushes off.24My knees are weak because I've gone without food. My body is very thin.25Those who bring charges against me laugh at me. When they see me, they shake their heads at me.26LORD my God, help me. Save me because you love me.27Lord, let my enemies know that you yourself have saved me. You have done it with your own hand.28They may call down a curse on me. But you will give me your blessing. When they attack me, they will be put to shame. But I will be filled with joy.29Those who bring charges against me will be clothed with dishonor. They will be wrapped in shame as if it were a coat.30With my mouth I will continually praise the Lord. I will praise him when all of his people gather for worship.31He stands ready to help those who need it. He saves them from those who have sentenced them to death.
1The LORD says to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your control."2The LORD will make your royal authority spread out from Zion to other lands. You will rule over your enemies who are all around you.3Your troops will be willing to fight for you on the day of battle. You will be wrapped in holy majesty. Just as the dew falls fresh early in the morning, you will always be young and strong.4The LORD has taken an oath and made a promise. He will not change his mind. He has said, "You are a priest forever, just like Melchizedek."5The Lord is at your right hand. He will crush kings on the day when he is angry.6He will judge the nations. He will pile up dead bodies on the field of battle. He will crush the rulers of the whole earth.7He will drink from a brook along the way and receive new strength. And so he will win the battle.