Psalm 143; Psalm 144; Psalm 145; 1 Corinthians 14:21-40

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.
21 In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people: and neither so will they hear me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers. 23 If therefore the whole church come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons or infidels, will they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all. 25 The secrets of his heart are made manifest. And so, falling down on his face, he will adore God, affirming that God is among you indeed. 26 How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation: let all things be done to edification. 27 If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course: and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church and speak to himself and to God. 29 And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge. 30 But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first hold his peace. 31 For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints. 34 Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak but to be subject, as also the law saith. 35 But if they would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church. 36 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you? 37 If any seem to be a prophet or spiritual, let him know the things that I write to you, that they are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man know not, he shall not be known. 39 Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 But let all things be done decently and according to order.
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