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Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

May 23 - Different Topics


Psalms 60-62

Chapter 60

Psalm 60[a](a)

For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A miktam[b] of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim[c] and Aram Zobah,[d] and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.(b)

1 You have rejected us,(c) God, and burst upon us;
     you have been angry(d)—now restore us!(e)
2 You have shaken the land(f) and torn it open;
     mend its fractures,(g) for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;(h)
     you have given us wine that makes us stagger.(i)
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner(j)
     to be unfurled against the bow.[e]

5 Save us and help us with your right hand,(k)
     that those you love(l) may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
     "In triumph I will parcel out Shechem(m)
     and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.(n)
7 Gilead(o) is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
     Ephraim(p) is my helmet,
     Judah(q) is my scepter.(r)
8 Moab is my washbasin,
     on Edom I toss my sandal;
     over Philistia I shout in triumph.(s)"

9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
     Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us
     and no longer go out with our armies?(t)
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
     for human help is worthless.(u)
12 With God we will gain the victory,
     and he will trample down our enemies.(v)

Chapter 61

Psalm 61[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

1 Hear my cry, O God;(a)
     listen to my prayer.(b)

2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
     I call as my heart grows faint;(c)
     lead me to the rock(d) that is higher than I.
3 For you have been my refuge,(e)
     a strong tower against the foe.(f)

4 I long to dwell(g) in your tent forever
     and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b](h)
5 For you, God, have heard my vows;(i)
     you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.(j)

6 Increase the days of the king's life,(k)
     his years for many generations.(l)
7 May he be enthroned in God's presence forever;(m)
     appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.(n)

8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name(o)
     and fulfill my vows day after day.(p)

Chapter 62

Psalm 62[a]

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

1 Truly my soul finds rest(a) in God;(b)
     my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock(c) and my salvation;(d)
     he is my fortress,(e) I will never be shaken.(f)

3 How long will you assault me?
     Would all of you throw me down—
     this leaning wall,(g) this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me
     from my lofty place;
     they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
     but in their hearts they curse.[b](h)

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;(i)
     my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
     he is my mighty rock, my refuge.(j)
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;(k)
     pour out your hearts to him,(l)
     for God is our refuge.

9 Surely the lowborn(m) are but a breath,(n)
     the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance,(o) they are nothing;
     together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion(p)
     or put vain hope in stolen goods;(q)
though your riches increase,
     do not set your heart on them.(r)

11 One thing God has spoken,
     two things I have heard:
"Power belongs to you, God,(s)
12       and with you, Lord, is unfailing love";(t)
and, "You reward everyone
     according to what they have done."(u)

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