THE BOOK OF PSALMS
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. -- 121:1-2
Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. -- 121:4
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. -- 121:8
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." -- 122:1
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
"May they prosper who love you.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. -- 125:2
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. -- 126:3
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. -- 126:5-6
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. -- 127:1
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. 127:3-5
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! -- 130:1-2
If You, LORD, should mark
iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with
You, that You may be feared.
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. -- 132:8
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! -- 133:1
Behold, bless the LORD, all
servants of the LORD, who serve by night in the house of the LORD!
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. -- 136:1
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. -- 137:1
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. -- 137:5-6
You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I
am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. -- 139:23-24
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? -- 144:3
How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! -- 144:15
Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. -- 145:3
The LORD is near to all who
call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. -- 145:18
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. -- 121:1-8
When the LORD brought back
the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our
mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; then
they said among the
The idols of the nations
are but silver and gold, the work of man's hands. They have mouths,
but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; they have ears,
but they do not hear, nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
Those who make them will be like them, yes, everyone who trusts in them.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You
are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I
take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of
me. If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light
around me will be night," even the darkness is not dark to You, and the
night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful
are Your works, and my soul
Let me hear Your lovingkindness
in the morning; for I trust in You; teach me the way in which I should
walk; for to You I lift up my soul. Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God;
let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your
name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies and destroy all those who
afflict my soul, for I am
I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. -- 145:1-5
Praise the LORD! For it is
good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and praise is becoming.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the
number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our
Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
Praise the LORD! Praise God
in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for
His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise
Him with timbrel and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and
pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! -- 150:1-6
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