THE BOOK OF PSALMS
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. -- 91:1
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. -- 91:11
He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation. -- 91:15-16
It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night. -- 92:1-2
The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty. -- 93:1
Your throne is established
from of old; You are from everlasting.
The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are a mere breath. -- 94:11
Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. -- 96:1
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised -- 96:4
The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. -- 98:2
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. -- 98:3
Know that the LORD Himself
is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. -- 100:4
As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. -- 103:11
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them. -- 103:17-18
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; as for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. -- 103:33-34
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting. -- 106:1
Save us, O LORD our God, and
gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to Your holy name and
glory in Your praise. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From
everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen."
Praise the LORD!
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. -- 108:5
The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." -- 110:1
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." -- 110:4
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. -- 111:10
I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live. -- 116:1-2
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the LORD in the land of the living. -- 116:7-9
What shall I render to the
LORD for all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the name of the LORD. I shall pay my vows to the LORD,
oh may it be in the presence of all His people.
Precious in the sight of the
LORD is the death of His godly ones.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting. -- 118:1
The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. -- 118:14
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. -- 118:22-23
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. -- 118:24
Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. -- 119:11
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. -- 119:89-90
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -- 119:103
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. -- 119:105
You are my hiding place and
my shield; I wait for Your word.
In my trouble I cried to the
LORD, and He answered me. -- 120:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. -- 91:1-12
O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth, the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. -- 95:1-7
Today, if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me, they tried Me, though they had seen My work. For forty years I loathed that generation, and said they are a people who err in their heart, and they do not know My ways. Therefore I swore in My anger, truly they shall not enter into My rest. -- 95:7-11
Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Let the sea roar and all it
contains, the world and those who dwell in it. Let the rivers clap
their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy before the LORD, for
He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. -- 100:1-5
But You, O LORD, abide forever,
and Your name to all generations. You will arise and have compassion
on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has
come ...This will be written for the generation to come, that a people
yet to be created may praise the LORD. For He looked down from His
holy height; from heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth, to hear the groaning
of the prisoner, to set free those who were doomed to death, that men may
tell of the name of the LORD in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem, when
the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O
my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns
you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good
things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. -- 103:8-12
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind; He makes the winds His messengers, flaming fire His ministers. -- 104:1-4
I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. -- 108:3-5
Praise the LORD! Praise, O
servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the
name of the LORD from this time forth and forever. From the rising
of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised.
The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself
to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth?
When Israel went forth from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion. The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs. What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, before the God of Jacob, Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of water. -- 114:1-8
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of man's hands. They have mouths, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell; they have hands, but they cannot feel; they have feet, but they cannot walk; they cannot make a sound with their throat. Those who make them will become like them, everyone who trusts in them. -- 115:4-8