Psalm 6; Psalm 8; Psalm 9; Psalm 10; Psalm 14; Psalm 16; Psalm 19; Psalm 21

1 Lord, don't correct me when you are angry. Don't punish me when you are burning with anger. 2 Lord, have mercy on me. I'm so weak. Lord, heal me. My body is full of pain. 3 My soul is very troubled. Lord, how long will it be until you save me? 4 Lord, turn to me and help me. Save me. Your love never fails. 5 People can't remember you when they are dead. How can they praise you when they are in the grave? 6 My groaning has worn me out. All night long my tears flood my bed. My bed is wet because of my crying. 7 I'm so sad I can't see very well. My eyesight gets worse because of all of my enemies. 8 Get away from me, all of you who do evil. The LORD has heard my sobbing. 9 The LORD has heard my cry for his favor. The LORD accepts my prayer. 10 All of my enemies will be troubled and put to shame. They will turn back in dishonor. It will happen suddenly.
1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth! You have made your glory higher than the heavens. 2 You have made sure that children and infants praise you. You have done it because of your enemies. You have done it to put a stop to their talk. 3 I think about the heavens. I think about what your fingers have created. I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place. 4 What is a human being that you think about him? What is a son of man that you take care of him? 5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings. You placed on him a crown of glory and honor. 6 You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created. You put everything under their control. 7 They rule over all flocks and herds and over the wild animals. 8 They rule over the birds of the air and over the fish in the ocean. They rule over everything that swims in the oceans. 9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth!
1 Lord, I will praise you with all my heart. I will tell about all of the miracles you have done. 2 I will be glad and full of joy because of you. Most High God, I will sing praise to you. 3 My enemies turn back. They fall down and die right in front of you. 4 You have proved that I haven't done anything wrong. You have sat on your throne and judged fairly. 5 You have punished the nations. You have destroyed evil people. You have erased their names from your book for ever and ever. 6 The enemy has been destroyed forever. You have leveled their cities to the ground. Even the memory of them is gone. 7 The LORD rules forever. He has set up his throne so that he can judge people. 8 He will judge the world in keeping with what is right. He will rule over all of its people fairly. 9 The LORD is a place of safety for those who have been beaten down. He keeps them safe in times of trouble. 10 Lord, those who know you will trust in you. You have never deserted those who look to you. 11 Sing praises to the Lord. He rules from his throne in Zion. Tell among the nations what he has done. 12 The One who pays back murderers remembers. He doesn't forget the cries of those who are hurting. 13 Lord, see how badly my enemies treat me! Show me your favor. Don't let me go down to the gates of death. 14 Then I can give praise to you at the gates of the city of Zion. There I will be full of joy because you have saved me. 15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug. Their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. 16 The LORD is known to be fair. Evil people are trapped by what they have done. "Higgaion." "Selah" 17 Sinful people go down to the grave. So do all the nations that forget God. 18 But those who are in need will always be remembered. The hope of those who are hurting will never die. 19 Lord, rise up. Don't let people win the battle. Let the nations come to you and be judged. 20 Lord, strike them with terror. Let the nations know they are only human. "Selah"
1 Lord, why are you so far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 An evil person is proud and hunts down those who are weak. He catches weak people by making clever plans. 3 He brags about what his heart longs for. He speaks well of those who always want more. He attacks the LORD with his words. 4 Because he is proud, that evil person doesn't turn to the Lord. There is no room for God in any of his thoughts. 5 Everything always goes well for him. So he is proud. He doesn't want to have anything to do with God's laws. He makes fun of all of his enemies. 6 He says to himself, "I will always be secure. I will always be happy. I'll never have any trouble." 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and warnings. With his tongue he speaks evil and makes trouble. 8 Sinful people hide and wait near the villages. From their hiding places they murder those who aren't guilty of doing anything wrong. They watch in secret for those they want to attack. 9 They hide and wait like a lion in the bushes. From their hiding places they wait to catch those who are helpless. They catch them and drag them off in their nets. 10 Those they have attacked are beaten up. They fall to the ground. They fall because their attackers are too strong for them. 11 Sinful people say to themselves, "God doesn't pay any attention. He covers his face. He never sees us." 12 Lord, rise up! God, show your power! Don't forget those who are helpless. 13 Why do sinful people attack you with their words? Why do they say to themselves, "He won't hold us accountable"? 14 God, you see trouble and sadness. You take note of it. You do something about it. So those who are attacked place themselves in your care. You help children whose fathers have died. 15 Take away the power of bad and sinful people. Hold them accountable for the evil things they do. Uncover all the evil they have done. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever. The nations will disappear from his land. 17 Lord, you hear the longings of those who are hurting. You cheer them up and give them hope. You listen to their cries. 18 You stand up for those whose fathers have died and for those who have been beaten down. You do it so that no one made of dust may terrify others anymore.
1 Foolish people say in their hearts, "There is no God." They do all kinds of horrible and evil things. No one does anything good. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on all people. He wants to see if there are any who understand. He wants to see if there are any who trust in God. 3 All of them have turned away. They have all become evil. No one does anything good, no one at all. 4 Won't those who do evil ever learn? They eat up my people as if they were eating bread. They don't call out to the LORD for help. 5 Just look at them! They are filled with terror because God is among those who do right. 6 You who do evil make it hard for poor people to do what they plan to do. But the LORD is their place of safety. 7 How I pray that the One who saves Israel will come out of Zion! Then the LORD will bless his people with great success again. So let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel be glad!
1 God, keep me safe. I go to you for safety. 2 I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord. Without you, I don't have anything that is good." 3 God's people who live in our land are glorious. I take great delight in them. 4 Those who run after other gods will have nothing but trouble. I will not pour out offerings of blood to those gods. My lips will not speak their names. 5 Lord, everything you have given me is good. You have made my life secure. 6 I am very pleased with what you have given me. I am very happy with what I've received from you. 7 I will praise the Lord. He gives me good advice. Even at night my heart teaches me. 8 I know that the LORD is always with me. He is at my right hand. I will always be secure. 9 So my heart is glad. Joy is on my tongue. My body also will be secure. 10 You will not leave me in the grave. You will not let your faithful one rot away. 11 You always show me the path that leads to life. You will fill me with joy when I am with you. You will give me endless pleasures at your right hand.
1 The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies show that his hands created them. 2 Day after day they speak about it. Night after night they make it known. 3 But they don't speak or use words. No sound is heard from them. 4 At the same time, their voice goes out into the whole earth. Their words go out from one end of the world to the other. God has set up a tent in the heavens for the sun. 5 The sun is like a groom coming out of the room where he spent his wedding night. The sun is like a great runner who takes delight in running a race. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens. Then it moves across to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect. It gives us new strength. The laws of the LORD can be trusted. They make childish people wise. 8 The rules of the LORD are right. They give joy to our hearts. The commands of the LORD shine brightly. They give light to our minds. 9 The law that brings respect for the LORD is pure. It lasts forever. The directions the LORD gives are true. All of them are completely right. 10 They are more priceless than gold. They have greater value than huge amounts of pure gold. They are sweeter than honey that is taken from the honeycomb. 11 I am warned by them. When I obey them, I am greatly rewarded. 12 Can I know my mistakes? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep me also from the sins I want to commit. May they not be my master. Then I will be without blame. I will not be guilty of any great sin against your law. 14 Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your eyes. You are my Rock and my Redeemer.
1 Lord, the king is filled with joy because you are strong. How great is his joy because you help him win his battles! 2 You have given him what his heart longed for. You haven't kept back from him what his lips asked for. "Selah" 3 You welcomed him with rich blessings. You placed a crown of pure gold on his head. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him. You promised him days that would never end. 5 His glory is great because you helped him win his battles. You have honored him with glory and majesty. 6 You have given him blessings that will last forever. You have made him glad and joyful because you are with him. 7 The king trusts in the Lord. The faithful love of the Most High God will keep the king secure. 8 You, the king, will capture all of your enemies. Your right hand will take hold of them. 9 When you appear, you will be like a flaming furnace to them. The LORD will swallow them up in his anger. His fire will burn them up. 10 You will wipe their children from the face of the earth. You will remove them from the human race. 11 Your enemies make evil plans against you. They think up evil things to do. But they can't succeed. 12 You will make them turn their backs and run away when you aim your arrows at them. 13 Lord, may you be honored because you are strong. We will sing and praise your might.
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