To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.
Hear me when I
call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress,
have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2. O ye sons
of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity,
and seek after leasing? Selah.
3. But know
that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself; the LORD will hear
when I call unto him.
4. Stand in
awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
5. Offer the
sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6. There be
many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy
countenance upon us.
7. Thou hast
put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine
8. I will
both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my
words, O LORD; consider my meditation.
unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3. My voice
shalt thou hear in the morning, O, LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer
unto thee, and will look up.
4. For thou
art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with
foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6. Thou shalt
destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful
7. But as for
me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear
will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8. Lead me, O
LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before
9. For there
is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their
throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the
multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11. But let
all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy
because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12. For thou,
LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
O LORD, rebuke
me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2. Have mercy
upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3. My soul is
also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4. Return, O
LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
5. For in
death there is no remembrances of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6. I am weary
with my groaning: all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my
7. Mine eye
is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my
9. The LORD
hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10. Let all
mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed; let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush
O LORD my God,
in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver
2. Lest he
tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3. O LORD my
God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4. If I have
rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him
that without cause is mine enemy;)
5. Let the
enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the
earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah.
6. Arise, O
LORD, in thine anger, lift up thy self because of the rage of mine enmies: and
awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7. So shall
the congregation of the people compass thee about; for their sakes therefore
return thou on high.
8. The LORD
shall judge the people; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and
according to mine integrity that is in me.
9. Oh let the
wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the
righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10. My defense
is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12. If he turn
not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13. He hath
also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against
14. Behold, he
travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth
15. He made a
pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down
upon his own pate.
17. I will
praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sign praise to the name
of the LORD most high.
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.
LORD our LORD, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy
glory above the heavens.
2. Out of the
mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine
enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3. When I
consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which
thou hast ordained;
4. What is
man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5. For thou
hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory
madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all
things under his feet:
7. All sheep
and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8. The fowl
of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of
9. O LORD our
Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
To the chief Musician on Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.
I will praise
thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works.
2. I will
glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.
3. When mine
enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4. For thou
hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
5. Thou hast
rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their
name for ever and ever.
6. O thou
enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities;
their memorial is perished with them.
7. But the
LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8. And he
shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people
9. The LORD
also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10. And they
that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not
forsaken them that seek thee.
praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his
12. When he
maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of
13. Have mercy
upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou
that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14. That I may
show forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice
in thy salvation.
heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is
their own foot taken.
16. The LORD
is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of
his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17. The wicked
shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18. For the
needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not
perish for ever.
19. Arise, O
LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20. Put them
in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
(From the Bible -- King James Version)