Psalm 140; Psalm 141; Psalm 142; Psalm 143; Psalm 144; Psalm 145

1 (139-1) <Unto the end, a psalm of David.> (139-2) Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man. 2 (139-3) Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles. 3 (139-4) They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips. 4 (139-5) Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps: 5 (139-6) The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside. 6 (139-7) I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication. 7 (139-8) O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast overshadowed my head in the day of battle. 8 (139-9) Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph. 9 (139-10) The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them. 10 (139-11) Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down into the fire: in miseries they shall not be able to stand. 11 (139-12) A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction. 12 (139-13) I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor. 13 (139-14) But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name: and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance.
1 (140-1) I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to thee. 2 (140-2) Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice. 3 (140-3) Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips. 4 (140-4) Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them. 5 (140-5) The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased: 6 (140-6) Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed: 7 (140-7) As when the thickness of the earth is broken up upon the ground: Our bones are scattered by the side of hell. 8 (140-8) But to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my trust, take not away my soul. 9 (140-9) Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity. 10 (140-10) The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.
1 (141-1) <Of understanding for David, A prayer when he was in the cave.> (141-2) I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made supplication to the Lord. 2 (141-3) In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my trouble: 3 (141-4) When my spirit failed me, then thou knewest my paths. In this way wherein I walked, they have hidden a snare for me. 4 (141-5) I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul. 5 (141-6) I cried to thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my hope, my portion in the land of the living. 6 (141-7) Attend to my supplication: for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. 7 (141-8) Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the just wait for me, until thou reward me.
1 (142-1) <A psalm of David, when his son Absalom pursued him.> Hear, O Lord, my prayer: give ear to my supplication in thy truth: hear me in thy justice. 2 (142-2) And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified. 3 (142-3) For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old: 4 (142-4) And my spirit is in anguish within me: my heart within me is troubled. 5 (142-5) I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all thy works: I meditated upon the works of thy hands. 6 (142-6) I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee. 7 (142-7) Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. 8 (142-8) Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I hoped. Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk: for I have lifted up my soul to thee. 9 (142-9) Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to thee have I fled: 10 (142-10) Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy good spirit shall lead me into the right land: 11 (142-11) for thy name’s sake, O Lord, thou wilt quicken me in thy justice. Thou wilt bring my soul out of trouble: 12 (142-12) And in thy mercy thou wilt destroy my enemies. And thou wilt cut off all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
1 (143-1) Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. 2 (143-2) My mercy, and my refuge: my support, and my deliverer: My protector, and I have hoped in him: who subdueth my people under me. 3 (143-3) Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him? 4 (143-4) Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow. 5 (143-5) Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 6 (143-6) Send forth lightning, and thou shalt scatter them: shoot out thy arrows, and thou shalt trouble them. 7 (143-7) Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me from many waters: from the hand of strange children: 8 (143-8) Whose mouth hath spoken vanity: and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity. 9 (143-9) To thee, O God, I will sing a new canticle: on the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings I will sing praises to thee. 10 (143-10) Who givest salvation to kings: who hast redeemed thy servant David from the malicious sword: 11 (143-11) Deliver me, And rescue me out of the hand of strange children; whose mouth hath spoken vanity: and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity: 12 (143-12) Whose sons are as new plants in their youth: Their daughters decked out, adorned round about after the similitude of a temple: 13 (143-13) Their storehouses full, flowing out of this into that. Their sheep fruitful in young, abounding in their goings forth: 14 (143-14) Their oxen fat. There is no breach of wall, nor passage, nor crying out in their streets. 15 (143-15) They have called the people happy, that hath these things: but happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
1 (144-1) <Praise, for David himself.> I will extol thee, O God my king: and I will bless thy name for ever; yea, for ever and ever. 2 (144-2) Every day will I bless thee: and I will praise thy name for ever; yea, for ever and ever. 3 (144-3) Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and of his greatness there is no end. 4 (144-4) Generation and generation shall praise thy works: and they shall declare thy power. 5 (144-5) They shall speak of the magnificence of the glory of thy holiness: and shall tell thy wondrous works. 6 (144-6) And they shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and shall declare thy greatness. 7 (144-7) They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness: and shall rejoice in thy justice. 8 (144-8) The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy. 9 (144-9) The Lord is sweet to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 (144-10) Let all thy works, O lord, praise thee: and let thy saints bless thee. 11 (144-11) They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom: and shall tell of thy power: 12 (144-12) To make thy might known to the sons of men: and the glory of the magnificence of thy kingdom. 13 (144-13) Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages: and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. The Lord is faithful in all his words: and holy in all his works. 14 (144-14) The Lord lifteth up all that fall: and setteth up all that are cast down. 15 (144-15) The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season. 16 (144-16) Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with blessing every living creature. 17 (144-17) The Lord is just in all his ways: and holy in all his works. 18 (144-18) The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth. 19 (144-19) He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear their prayer, and save them. 20 (144-20) The Lord keepeth all them that love him; but all the wicked he will destroy. 21 (144-21) My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name forever; yea, for ever and ever.
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