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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

May 28 - Chronological Order


Psalms 111-118

Chapter 111

Psalm 111[a]

1 Praise the Lord .[b]

I will extol the Lord (a) with all my heart(b)
     in the council(c) of the upright and in the assembly.(d)

2 Great are the works(e) of the Lord ;
     they are pondered by all(f) who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
     and his righteousness endures(g) forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
     the Lord is gracious and compassionate.(h)
5 He provides food(i) for those who fear him;(j)
     he remembers his covenant(k) forever.

6 He has shown his people the power of his works,(l)
     giving them the lands of other nations.(m)
7 The works of his hands(n) are faithful and just;
     all his precepts are trustworthy.(o)
8 They are established for ever(p) and ever,
     enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption(q) for his people;
     he ordained his covenant forever—
     holy and awesome(r) is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord (s) is the beginning of wisdom;(t)
     all who follow his precepts have good understanding.(u)
     To him belongs eternal praise.(v)

Chapter 112

Psalm 112[a]

1 Praise the Lord .[b](a)

Blessed are those(b) who fear the Lord ,(c)
     who find great delight(d) in his commands.

2 Their children(e) will be mighty in the land;
     the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches(f) are in their houses,
     and their righteousness endures(g) forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawns(h) for the upright,
     for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.(i)
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,(j)
     who conduct their affairs with justice.

6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken;(k)
     they will be remembered(l) forever.
7 They will have no fear of bad news;
     their hearts are steadfast,(m) trusting in the Lord .(n)
8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;(o)
     in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.(p)
9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,(q)
     their righteousness endures(r) forever;
     their horn[c] will be lifted(s) high in honor.

10 The wicked will see(t) and be vexed,
     they will gnash their teeth(u) and waste away;(v)
     the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.(w)

Chapter 113

Psalm 113

1 Praise the Lord .[a](a)

Praise the Lord , you his servants;(b)
     praise the name of the Lord .
2 Let the name of the Lord be praised,(c)
     both now and forevermore.(d)
3 From the rising of the sun(e) to the place where it sets,
     the name of the Lord is to be praised.

4 The Lord is exalted(f) over all the nations,
     his glory above the heavens.(g)
5 Who is like the Lord our God,(h)
     the One who sits enthroned(i) on high,(j)
6 who stoops down to look(k)
     on the heavens and the earth?

7 He raises the poor(l) from the dust
     and lifts the needy(m) from the ash heap;
8 he seats them(n) with princes,
     with the princes of his people.
9 He settles the childless(o) woman in her home
     as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord .

Chapter 114

Psalm 114

1 When Israel came out of Egypt,(a)
     Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2 Judah(b) became God's sanctuary,(c)
     Israel his dominion.

3 The sea looked and fled,(d)
     the Jordan turned back;(e)
4 the mountains leaped(f) like rams,
     the hills like lambs.

5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?(g)
     Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
6 Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
     you hills, like lambs?

7 Tremble, earth,(h) at the presence of the Lord,
     at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turned the rock into a pool,
     the hard rock into springs of water.(i)

Chapter 115

Psalm 115(a)

1 Not to us, Lord , not to us
     but to your name be the glory,(b)
     because of your love and faithfulness.(c)

2 Why do the nations say,
     "Where is their God?"(d)
3 Our God is in heaven;(e)
     he does whatever pleases him.(f)
4 But their idols are silver and gold,(g)
     made by human hands.(h)
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,(i)
     eyes, but cannot see.
6 They have ears, but cannot hear,
     noses, but cannot smell.
7 They have hands, but cannot feel,
     feet, but cannot walk,
     nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8 Those who make them will be like them,
     and so will all who trust in them.

9 All you Israelites, trust(j) in the Lord
     he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron,(k) trust in the Lord
     he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him,(l) trust in the Lord
     he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers(m) us and will bless us:(n)
     He will bless his people Israel,
     he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear(o) the Lord
     small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,(p)
     both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord ,
     the Maker of heaven(q) and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord ,(r)
     but the earth he has given(s) to mankind.
17 It is not the dead(t) who praise the Lord ,
     those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord ,(u)
     both now and forevermore.(v)

Praise the Lord .[a](w)

Chapter 116

Psalm 116

1 I love the Lord ,(a) for he heard my voice;
     he heard my cry(b) for mercy.(c)
2 Because he turned his ear(d) to me,
     I will call on him as long as I live.

3 The cords of death(e) entangled me,
     the anguish of the grave came over me;
     I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name(f) of the Lord :
     " Lord , save me!(g)"

5 The Lord is gracious and righteous;(h)
     our God is full of compassion.(i)
6 The Lord protects the unwary;
     when I was brought low,(j) he saved me.(k)

7 Return to your rest,(l) my soul,
     for the Lord has been good(m) to you.

8 For you, Lord , have delivered me(n) from death,
     my eyes from tears,
     my feet from stumbling,
9 that I may walk before the Lord (o)
     in the land of the living.(p)

10 I trusted(q) in the Lord when I said,
     "I am greatly afflicted";(r)
11 in my alarm I said,
     "Everyone is a liar."(s)

12 What shall I return to the Lord
     for all his goodness(t) to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
     and call on the name(u) of the Lord .
14 I will fulfill my vows(v) to the Lord
     in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight(w) of the Lord
     is the death of his faithful servants.(x)
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord ;(y)
     I serve you just as my mother did;(z)
     you have freed me from my chains.(aa)

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering(ab) to you
     and call on the name of the Lord .
18 I will fulfill my vows(ac) to the Lord
     in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts(ad) of the house of the Lord
     in your midst, Jerusalem.(ae)

Praise the Lord .[a]

Chapter 117

Psalm 117

1 Praise the Lord ,(a) all you nations;(b)
     extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love(c) toward us,
     and the faithfulness of the Lord (d) endures forever.

Praise the Lord .[a]

Chapter 118

Psalm 118

1 Give thanks to the Lord ,(a) for he is good;(b)
     his love endures forever.(c)

2 Let Israel say:(d)
     "His love endures forever."(e)
3 Let the house of Aaron say:(f)
     "His love endures forever."
4 Let those who fear the Lord (g) say:
     "His love endures forever."

5 When hard pressed,(h) I cried to the Lord ;
     he brought me into a spacious place.(i)
6 The Lord is with me;(j) I will not be afraid.
     What can mere mortals do to me?(k)
7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper.(l)
     I look in triumph on my enemies.(m)

8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord (n)
     than to trust in humans.(o)
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
     than to trust in princes.(p)
10 All the nations surrounded me,
     but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(q)
11 They surrounded me(r) on every side,(s)
     but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,(t)
     but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;(u)
     in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(v)
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
     but the Lord helped me.(w)
14 The Lord is my strength(x) and my defense[a];
     he has become my salvation.(y)

15 Shouts of joy(z) and victory
     resound in the tents of the righteous:
"The Lord 's right hand(aa) has done mighty things!(ab)
16       The Lord 's right hand is lifted high;
     the Lord 's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I will not die(ac) but live,
     and will proclaim(ad) what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has chastened(ae) me severely,
     but he has not given me over to death.(af)
19 Open for me the gates(ag) of the righteous;
     I will enter(ah) and give thanks to the Lord .
20 This is the gate of the Lord (ai)
     through which the righteous may enter.(aj)
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;(ak)
     you have become my salvation.(al)

22 The stone(am) the builders rejected
     has become the cornerstone;(an)
23 the Lord has done this,
     and it is marvelous(ao) in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
     let us rejoice today and be glad.(ap)

25  Lord , save us!(aq)
     Lord , grant us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes(ar) in the name of the Lord .
     From the house of the Lord we bless you.[b](as)
27 The Lord is God,(at)
     and he has made his light shine(au) on us.
With boughs in hand,(av) join in the festal procession
     up[c] to the horns of the altar.(aw)

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
     you are my God,(ax) and I will exalt(ay) you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good;
     his love endures forever.

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