1LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.2Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.3My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?4Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.5Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?6I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.7My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.8Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.9The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.10All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
1LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.2Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?5You have made them a little lower than the angelsand crowned them with glory and honor.6You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:7all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,8the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.9LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
1I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.2I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.3My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.4For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.5You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.6Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.7The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.8He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.9The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.10Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.11Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.12For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.13LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,14that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.15The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.16The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.17The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.18But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.19Arise, LORD, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.20Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal.
1Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?2In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.3He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.4In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.5His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.6He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”7His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.8He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;9like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.10His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.11He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”12Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.13Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”?14But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.15Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.16The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.17You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,18defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.2The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.3All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.4Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.5But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.6You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.7Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
1Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”3I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”4Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.5LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.6The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.7I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.8I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.9Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,10because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.11You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.3They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.4Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.5It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.6It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.7The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.8The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.9The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.10They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.11By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.12But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.13Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.14May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
1The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!2You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.3You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever.5Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.6Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.7For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.8Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.9When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.10You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind.11Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.12You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.13Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.