116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my
116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I
call upon him as long as I live.
116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat
hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech
thee, deliver my soul.
116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he
116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt
bountifully with thee.
116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from
tears, and my feet from falling.
116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward
116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of
116:14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all
116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
116:16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son
of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will
call upon the name of the LORD.
116:18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all
116:19 In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O
Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
117:1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of
the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy
endureth for ever.
118:2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for
118:4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth
118:5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and
set me in a large place.
118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto
118:7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore
shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in
118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in
118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the
LORD will I destroy them.
118:11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in
the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
118:12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the
fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy
118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the
LORD helped me.
118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of
the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the
LORD doeth valiantly.
118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the
118:18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them,
and I will praise the LORD:
118:20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
118:21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my
118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone
of the corner.
118:23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and
be glad in it.
118:25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send
118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have
blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
118:27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the
sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I
will exalt thee.
118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of
119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him
with the whole heart.
119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy
119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall
have learned thy righteous judgments.
119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed
thereto according to thy word.
119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander
from thy commandments.
119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin
119:12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in
119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy
119:17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep
119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of
119:19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from
119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy
judgments at all times.
119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from
119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy
119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did
meditate in thy statutes.
119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to
119:26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy
119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk
of thy wondrous works.
119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according
unto thy word.
119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law
119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid
119:31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to
119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt
enlarge my heart.
119:33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it
unto the end.
119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.
119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do
119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to
119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me
in thy way.
119:38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy
119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are
119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy
119:41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation,
according to thy word.
119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me:
for I trust in thy word.
119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I
have hoped in thy judgments.
119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will
not be ashamed.
119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have
119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast
caused me to hope.
119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath
119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not
declined from thy law.
119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted
119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that
forsake thy law.
119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have
kept thy law.
119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
119:57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy
119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto
me according to thy word.
119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not
forgotten thy law.
119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of
thy righteous judgments.
119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that
keep thy precepts.
119:64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy
119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto
119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy
119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy
119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy
precepts with my whole heart.
119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might
learn thy statutes.
119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold
119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me
understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I
have hoped in thy word.
119:75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in
faithfulness hast afflicted me.
119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word unto thy servant.
119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy
law is my delight.
119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me
without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
119:79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have
known thy testimonies.
119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
119:81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort
119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not
forget thy statutes.
119:84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute
judgment on them that persecute me?
119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy
119:86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me
wrongfully; help thou me.
119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy
119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the
testimony of thy mouth.
119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast
established the earth, and it abideth.
119:91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all
are thy servants.
119:92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have
perished in mine affliction.
119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast
119:94 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will
consider thy testimonies.
119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is
119:97 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine
enemies: for they are ever with me.
119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy
testimonies are my meditation.
119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy
119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might
keep thy word.
119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught
119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey
to my mouth!
119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate
every false way.
119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy
119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto
119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O
LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy
119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy
119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they
are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even
unto the end.
119:113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments
of my God.
119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me
not be ashamed of my hope.
119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect
unto thy statutes continually.
119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes:
for their deceit is falsehood.
119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross:
therefore I love thy testimonies.
119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy
119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine
119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress
119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy
119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me
119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy
119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void
119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine
119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to
be right; and I hate every false way.
119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep
119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth
understanding unto the simple.
119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy
119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to
do unto those that love thy name.
119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have
dominion over me.
119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy
119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy
119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy
119:137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and
119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten
119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law
is the truth.
119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy
commandments are my delights.
119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live.
119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy
119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in
119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in
119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O
quicken me according to thy judgment.
119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from
119:151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast
founded them for ever.
119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget
119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy
119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy
119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to
119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline
from thy testimonies.
119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept
not thy word.
119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O
according to thy lovingkindness.
119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for ever.
119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart
standeth in awe of thy word.
119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous
119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall
119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy
119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them
119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways
are before thee.
119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me
understanding according to thy word.
119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to
119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy
119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments
119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my
119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy
judgments help me.
119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I
do not forget thy commandments.
120:1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful
120:3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto
thee, thou false tongue?
120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents
120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my
121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee
will not slumber.
121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor
121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right
121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve
121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from
this time forth, and even for evermore.
122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of
122:2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
122:4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the
testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the
house of David.
122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love
122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace
be within thee.
122:9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
123:1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the
123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their
masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her
mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that
he have mercy upon us.
123:3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are
exceedingly filled with contempt.
123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that
are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may
124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose
up against us:
124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was
kindled against us:
124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over
124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their
124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and
125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which
cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the
round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the
righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto
125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are
upright in their hearts.
125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the
LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace
shall be upon Israel.
126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like
them that dream.
126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with
singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done
great things for them.
126:3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
126:4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall
doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with
127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that
build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh
but in vain.
127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat
the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the
womb is his reward.
127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of
127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall
not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the
128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in
128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou
be, and it shall be well with thee.
128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine
house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the
128:5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the
good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon
129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel
129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they
have not prevailed against me.
129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
129:4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the
129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth
afore it groweth up:
129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth
sheaves his bosom.
129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the
upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.
130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplications.
130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O
Lord, who shall
130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be
130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I
130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the
morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption.
130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do
I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for
131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is
weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
131:3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
132:1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:
132:2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of
132:3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go
up into my bed;
132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine
132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the
mighty God of Jacob.
132:6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of
132:7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his
132:8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy
132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy
saints shout for joy.
132:10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine
132:11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from
it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I
shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy
throne for evermore.
132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his
132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have
132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor
132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints
shall shout aloud for joy.
132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a
lamp for mine anointed.
132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall
his crown flourish.
133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity!
133:2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down
upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the
skirts of his garments;
133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the
mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing,
even life for evermore.
134:1 Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the
by night stand in the house of the LORD.
134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the
134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
135:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise
him, O ye servants of the LORD.
135:2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the
house of our God.
135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his
name; for it is pleasant.
135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for
his peculiar treasure.
135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our
Lord is above
135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in
earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth;
he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of
135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt,
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
135:10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the
kingdoms of Canaan:
135:12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel
135:13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O
throughout all generations.
135:14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself
concerning his servants.
135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of
135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they
135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath
in their mouths.
135:18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that
trusteth in them.
135:19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of
135:20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the
135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise ye the LORD.
136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for
136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for
136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth
136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth
136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for
136:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth
136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth
136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
136:17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for
136:18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
136:21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth
136:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth
136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth
136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth
137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept,
when we remembered Zion.
137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a
song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
137:4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her
137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of
my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of
Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation
137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he
be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones
against the stones.
138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I
sing praise unto thee.
138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for
thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified
thy word above all thy name.
138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst
me with strength in my soul.
138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O
they hear the words of thy mouth.
138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the
glory of the LORD.
138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.
138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me:
thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine
enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O
LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own
139:1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought afar off.
139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted
with all my ways.
139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O
knowest it altogether.
139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee
from thy presence?
139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed
in hell, behold, thou art there.
139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;
139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night
shall be light about me.
139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth
as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my
139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in
thy book all my members were written, which in continuance
were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great
is the sum of them!
139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.
139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me
therefore, ye bloody men.
139:20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take
thy name in vain.
139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I
grieved with those that rise up against thee?
139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my
139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the
140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the
140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they
gathered together for war.
140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders'
poison is under their lips. Selah.
140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me
from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my
140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread
a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
140:6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my
supplications, O LORD.
140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast
covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his
wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the
mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the
fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil
shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.
141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my
voice, when I cry unto thee.
141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my
141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked
works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their
141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let
him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not
break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their
141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall
hear my words; for they are sweet.
141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one
cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
141:8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my
trust; leave not my soul destitute.
141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the
gins of the workers of iniquity.
141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal
142:1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the
LORD did I make my supplication.
142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my
142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my
path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a
snare for me.
142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man
that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my
142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my
portion in the land of the living.
142:6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from
my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the
righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal
bountifully with me.
143:1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy
faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight
shall no man living be justified.
143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life
down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as
those that have been long dead.
143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within
me is desolate.
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I
muse on the work of thy hands.
143:6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after
thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face
from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in
thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should
walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to
143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is
good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy
righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
143:12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them
that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to
war, and my fingers to fight:
144:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people
144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the
son of man, that thou makest account of him!
144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth
144:5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains,
and they shall smoke.
144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine
arrows, and destroy them.
144:7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of
great waters, from the hand of strange children;
144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right
hand of falsehood.
144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and
an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
144:10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth
David his servant from the hurtful sword.
144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children,
whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right
hand of falsehood:
144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that
our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the
similitude of a palace:
144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in
144:14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no
breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in
144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is
that people, whose God is the LORD.
145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name
for ever and ever.
145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for
ever and ever.
145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his
greatness is unsearchable.
145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall
declare thy mighty acts.
145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy
145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I
will declare thy greatness.
145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger,
and of great mercy.
145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all
145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall
145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the
glorious majesty of his kingdom.
145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion
endureth throughout all generations.
145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those
that be bowed down.
145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their
meat in due season.
145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every
145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his
145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that
call upon him in truth.
145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will
hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked
will he destroy.
145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh
bless his holy name for ever and ever.
146:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto
my God while I have any being.
146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom
there is no help.
146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that
very day his thoughts perish.
146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose
hope is in the LORD his God:
146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein
is: which keepeth truth for ever:
146:7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food
to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD
that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
146:9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless
and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
146:10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the LORD.
147:1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our
God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the
outcasts of Israel.
147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by
147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is
147:6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to
147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the
harp unto our God:
147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for
the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which
147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not
pleasure in the legs of a man.
147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that
hope in his mercy.
147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath
blessed thy children within thee.
147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the
finest of the wheat.
147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth
147:16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like
147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before
147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind
to blow, and the waters flow.
147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments
147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his
judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
148:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens:
praise him in the heights.
148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
148:3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of
148:4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above
148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and
they were created.
148:6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a
decree which shall not pass.
148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his
148:9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
148:11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of
148:12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is
excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
148:14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his
saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto
him. Praise ye the LORD.
149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his
praise in the congregation of saints.
149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of
Zion be joyful in their King.
149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises
unto him with the timbrel and harp.
149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify
the meek with salvation.
149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon
149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged
sword in their hand;
149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon
149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters
149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have
all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in
the firmament of his power.
150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his
150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the
psaltery and harp.
150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with
stringed instruments and organs.
150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high
150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye