1Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.2Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.3They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.4They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.5They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it ?”6They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.7But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.8He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.9All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.10The righteous will rejoice in the LORDand take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!
1Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.2You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.3When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.4Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.5You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,6who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,7who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.8The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.9You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.10You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.11You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.12The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.13The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
1Shout for joy to God, all the earth!2Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.3Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.4All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”5Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!6He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.7He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.8Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard;9he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.10For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.11You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.12You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.13I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—14vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.15I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and goats.16Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.17I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.18If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;19but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.20Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!