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Daily Bible Reading

May 26 - Chronological Order


Psalms 131

Chapter 131

Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 My heart is not proud,(a) Lord ,
     my eyes are not haughty;(b)
I do not concern myself with great matters(c)
     or things too wonderful for me.(d)
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,(e)
     I am like a weaned child with its mother;
     like a weaned child I am content.(f)

3 Israel, put your hope(g) in the Lord
     both now and forevermore.(h)

Psalms 138-139

Chapter 138

Psalm 138

Of David.

1 I will praise you, Lord , with all my heart;
     before the "gods"(a) I will sing(b) your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple(c)
     and will praise your name(d)
     for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,(e)
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
     that it surpasses your fame.(f)
3 When I called,(g) you answered me;(h)
     you greatly emboldened(i) me.

4 May all the kings of the earth(j) praise you, Lord ,
     when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing(k) of the ways of the Lord ,
     for the glory of the Lord (l) is great.

6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;(m)
     though lofty, he sees them(n) from afar.
7 Though I walk(o) in the midst of trouble,
     you preserve my life.(p)
You stretch out your hand(q) against the anger of my foes;(r)
     with your right hand(s) you save me.(t)
8 The Lord will vindicate(u) me;
     your love, Lord , endures forever(v)
     do not abandon(w) the works of your hands.(x)

Chapter 139

Psalm 139

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

1 You have searched me,(a) Lord ,
     and you know(b) me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;(c)
     you perceive my thoughts(d) from afar.
3 You discern my going out(e) and my lying down;
     you are familiar with all my ways.(f)
4 Before a word is on my tongue
     you, Lord , know it completely.(g)
5 You hem me in(h) behind and before,
     and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,(i)
     too lofty(j) for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
     Where can I flee(k) from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens,(l) you are there;
     if I make my bed(m) in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
     if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,(n)
     your right hand(o) will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
     and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark(p) to you;
     the night will shine like the day,
     for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;(q)
     you knit me together(r) in my mother's womb.(s)
14 I praise you(t) because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
     your works are wonderful,(u)
     I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
     when I was made(v) in the secret place,
     when I was woven together(w) in the depths of the earth.(x)
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
     all the days ordained(y) for me were written in your book
     before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a](z) God!(aa)
     How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,(ab)
     they would outnumber the grains of sand(ac)
     when I awake,(ad) I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!(ae)
     Away from me,(af) you who are bloodthirsty!(ag)
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
     your adversaries(ah) misuse your name.(ai)
21 Do I not hate those(aj) who hate you, Lord ,
     and abhor(ak) those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
     I count them my enemies.(al)
23 Search me,(am) God, and know my heart;(an)
     test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way(ao) in me,
     and lead me(ap) in the way everlasting.

Psalms 143-145

Chapter 143

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

1  Lord , hear my prayer,(a)
     listen to my cry for mercy;(b)
in your faithfulness(c) and righteousness(d)
     come to my relief.
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,
     for no one living is righteous(e) before you.
3 The enemy pursues me,
     he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness(f)
     like those long dead.(g)
4 So my spirit grows faint within me;
     my heart within me is dismayed.(h)
5 I remember(i) the days of long ago;
     I meditate(j) on all your works
     and consider what your hands have done.
6 I spread out my hands(k) to you;
     I thirst for you like a parched land.[a]

7 Answer me quickly,(l) Lord ;
     my spirit fails.(m)
Do not hide your face(n) from me
     or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,(o)
     for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way(p) I should go,
     for to you I entrust my life.(q)
9 Rescue me(r) from my enemies,(s) Lord ,
     for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me(t) to do your will,
     for you are my God;(u)
may your good Spirit
     lead(v) me on level ground.(w)

11 For your name's sake,(x) Lord , preserve my life;(y)
     in your righteousness,(z) bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;(aa)
     destroy all my foes,(ab)
     for I am your servant.(ac)

Chapter 144

Psalm 144

Of David.

1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock,(a)
     who trains my hands for war,
     my fingers for battle.
2 He is my loving God and my fortress,(b)
     my stronghold(c) and my deliverer,
my shield,(d) in whom I take refuge,
     who subdues peoples[a](e) under me.

3  Lord , what are human beings(f) that you care for them,
     mere mortals that you think of them?
4 They are like a breath;(g)
     their days are like a fleeting shadow.(h)

5 Part your heavens,(i) Lord , and come down;(j)
     touch the mountains, so that they smoke.(k)
6 Send forth lightning(l) and scatter(m) the enemy;
     shoot your arrows(n) and rout them.
7 Reach down your hand from on high;(o)
     deliver me and rescue me(p)
from the mighty waters,(q)
     from the hands of foreigners(r)
8 whose mouths are full of lies,(s)
     whose right hands(t) are deceitful.(u)

9 I will sing a new song(v) to you, my God;
     on the ten-stringed lyre(w) I will make music to you,
10 to the One who gives victory to kings,(x)
     who delivers his servant David.(y)

From the deadly sword(z) 11 deliver me;
     rescue me(aa) from the hands of foreigners(ab)
whose mouths are full of lies,(ac)
     whose right hands are deceitful.(ad)

12 Then our sons in their youth
     will be like well-nurtured plants,(ae)
and our daughters will be like pillars(af)
     carved to adorn a palace.
13 Our barns will be filled(ag)
     with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
     by tens of thousands in our fields;
14       our oxen(ah) will draw heavy loads.[b]
There will be no breaching of walls,(ai)
     no going into captivity,
     no cry of distress in our streets.(aj)
15 Blessed is the people(ak) of whom this is true;
     blessed is the people whose God is the Lord .

Chapter 145

Psalm 145[a]

A psalm of praise. Of David.

1 I will exalt you,(a) my God the King;(b)
     I will praise your name(c) for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise(d) you
     and extol your name(e) for ever and ever.

3 Great(f) is the Lord and most worthy of praise;(g)
     his greatness no one can fathom.(h)
4 One generation(i) commends your works to another;
     they tell(j) of your mighty acts.(k)
5 They speak of the glorious splendor(l) of your majesty—
     and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b](m)
6 They tell(n) of the power of your awesome works—(o)
     and I will proclaim(p) your great deeds.(q)
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness(r)
     and joyfully sing(s) of your righteousness.(t)

8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate,(u)
     slow to anger and rich in love.(v)

9 The Lord is good(w) to all;
     he has compassion(x) on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you,(y) Lord ;
     your faithful people extol(z) you.(aa)
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom(ab)
     and speak of your might,(ac)
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts(ad)
     and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(ae)
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,(af)
     and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy(ag) in all he promises(ah)
     and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds(ai) all who fall
     and lifts up all(aj) who are bowed down.(ak)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
     and you give them their food(al) at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
     and satisfy the desires(am) of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous(an) in all his ways
     and faithful in all he does.(ao)
18 The Lord is near(ap) to all who call on him,(aq)
     to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires(ar) of those who fear him;(as)
     he hears their cry(at) and saves them.(au)
20 The Lord watches over(av) all who love him,(aw)
     but all the wicked he will destroy.(ax)

21 My mouth will speak(ay) in praise of the Lord .
     Let every creature(az) praise his holy name(ba)
     for ever and ever.

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