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Psalms 25

Chapter 25

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

1 In you, Lord my God,
     I put my trust.(a)

2 I trust in you;(b)
     do not let me be put to shame,
     nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
     will ever be put to shame,(c)
but shame will come on those
     who are treacherous(d) without cause.

4 Show me your ways, Lord ,
     teach me your paths.(e)
5 Guide me in your truth(f) and teach me,
     for you are God my Savior,(g)
     and my hope is in you(h) all day long.
6 Remember, Lord , your great mercy and love,(i)
     for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth(j)
     and my rebellious ways;(k)
according to your love(l) remember me,
     for you, Lord , are good.(m)

8 Good and upright(n) is the Lord ;
     therefore he instructs(o) sinners in his ways.
9 He guides(p) the humble in what is right
     and teaches them(q) his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful(r)
     toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.(s)
11 For the sake of your name,(t) Lord ,
     forgive(u) my iniquity,(v) though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord ?(w)
     He will instruct them in the ways(x) they should choose.[b]
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,(y)
     and their descendants will inherit the land.(z)
14 The Lord confides(aa) in those who fear him;
     he makes his covenant known(ab) to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord ,(ac)
     for only he will release my feet from the snare.(ad)

16 Turn to me(ae) and be gracious to me,(af)
     for I am lonely(ag) and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles(ah) of my heart
     and free me from my anguish.(ai)
18 Look on my affliction(aj) and my distress(ak)
     and take away all my sins.(al)
19 See how numerous are my enemies(am)
     and how fiercely they hate me!(an)

20 Guard my life(ao) and rescue me;(ap)
     do not let me be put to shame,(aq)
     for I take refuge(ar) in you.
21 May integrity(as) and uprightness(at) protect me,
     because my hope, Lord ,[c] is in you.(au)

22 Deliver Israel,(av) O God,
     from all their troubles!

Psalms 29

Chapter 29

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

1 Ascribe to the Lord ,(a) you heavenly beings,(b)
     ascribe to the Lord glory(c) and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
     worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.(d)

3 The voice(e) of the Lord is over the waters;
     the God of glory(f) thunders,(g)
     the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.(h)
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;(i)
     the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
     the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.(j)
6 He makes Lebanon leap(k) like a calf,
     Sirion[b](l) like a young wild ox.(m)
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
     with flashes of lightning.(n)
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
     the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.(o)
9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c](p)
     and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"(q)

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;(r)
     the Lord is enthroned as King forever.(s)
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;(t)
     the Lord blesses his people with peace.(u)

Psalms 33

Chapter 33

Psalm 33

1 Sing joyfully(a) to the Lord , you righteous;
     it is fitting(b) for the upright(c) to praise him.
2 Praise the Lord with the harp;(d)
     make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.(e)
3 Sing to him a new song;(f)
     play skillfully, and shout for joy.(g)

4 For the word of the Lord is right(h) and true;(i)
     he is faithful(j) in all he does.
5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;(k)
     the earth is full of his unfailing love.(l)

6 By the word(m) of the Lord the heavens were made,(n)
     their starry host(o) by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers the waters(p) of the sea into jars[a];(q)
     he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord ;(r)
     let all the people of the world(s) revere him.(t)
9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
     he commanded,(u) and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils(v) the plans(w) of the nations;(x)
     he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm(y) forever,
     the purposes(z) of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord ,(aa)
     the people he chose(ab) for his inheritance.(ac)
13 From heaven the Lord looks down(ad)
     and sees all mankind;(ae)
14 from his dwelling place(af) he watches
     all who live on earth—
15 he who forms(ag) the hearts of all,
     who considers everything they do.(ah)

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;(ai)
     no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse(aj) is a vain hope for deliverance;
     despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes(ak) of the Lord are on those who fear him,
     on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,(al)
19 to deliver them from death(am)
     and keep them alive in famine.(an)

20 We wait(ao) in hope for the Lord ;
     he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,(ap)
     for we trust in his holy name.(aq)
22 May your unfailing love(ar) be with us, Lord ,
     even as we put our hope in you.

Psalms 36

Chapter 36

Psalm 36[a]

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord .

1 I have a message from God in my heart
     concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:[b](a)
There is no fear(b) of God
     before their eyes.(c)

2 In their own eyes they flatter themselves
     too much to detect or hate their sin.(d)
3 The words of their mouths(e) are wicked and deceitful;(f)
     they fail to act wisely(g) or do good.(h)
4 Even on their beds they plot evil;(i)
     they commit themselves to a sinful course(j)
     and do not reject what is wrong.(k)

5 Your love, Lord , reaches to the heavens,
     your faithfulness(l) to the skies.(m)
6 Your righteousness(n) is like the highest mountains,(o)
     your justice like the great deep.(p)
     You, Lord , preserve both people and animals.(q)
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!(r)
     People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.(s)
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;(t)
     you give them drink from your river(u) of delights.(v)
9 For with you is the fountain of life;(w)
     in your light(x) we see light.

10 Continue your love(y) to those who know you,(z)
     your righteousness to the upright in heart.(aa)
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
     nor the hand of the wicked(ab) drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
     thrown down, not able to rise!(ac)

Psalms 39

Chapter 39

Psalm 39[a]

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 I said, "I will watch my ways(a)
     and keep my tongue from sin;(b)
I will put a muzzle on my mouth(c)
     while in the presence of the wicked."
2 So I remained utterly silent,(d)
     not even saying anything good.
But my anguish(e) increased;
3       my heart grew hot(f) within me.
While I meditated,(g) the fire(h) burned;
     then I spoke with my tongue:

4 "Show me, Lord , my life's end
     and the number of my days;(i)
     let me know how fleeting(j) my life is.(k)
5 You have made my days(l) a mere handbreadth;
     the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,(m)
     even those who seem secure.[b]

6 "Surely everyone goes around(n) like a mere phantom;(o)
     in vain they rush about,(p) heaping up wealth(q)
     without knowing whose it will finally be.(r)

7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for?
     My hope is in you.(s)
8 Save me(t) from all my transgressions;(u)
     do not make me the scorn(v) of fools.
9 I was silent;(w) I would not open my mouth,(x)
     for you are the one who has done this.(y)
10 Remove your scourge from me;
     I am overcome by the blow(z) of your hand.(aa)
11 When you rebuke(ab) and discipline(ac) anyone for their sin,
     you consume(ad) their wealth like a moth(ae)
     surely everyone is but a breath.(af)

12 "Hear my prayer, Lord ,
     listen to my cry for help;(ag)
     do not be deaf(ah) to my weeping.(ai)
I dwell with you as a foreigner,(aj)
     a stranger,(ak) as all my ancestors were.(al)
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
     before I depart and am no more."(am)

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