Psalm 21–30

Psalm 21

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord;

And ain thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

bThou hast given him his heart’s desire,

And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

For thou cpreventest him with the blessings of goodness:

Thou dsettest a crown of epure gold on his head.

He asked life of thee, and fthou gavest it him,

Even glength of days for ever and ever.

His hglory is great in thy salvation:

iHonour and himajesty hast thou jlaid upon him.

For thou hast made him most blessed for ever:

kThou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

For the king trusteth in the Lord,

And through the mercy of the most High lhe shall not be moved.

Thine hand shall mfind out all thine enemies:

Thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

Thou shalt make them nas a fiery oven in the time of thine oanger:

The Lord shall pswallow them up in his wrath, and qthe fire shall devour them.

10  rTheir fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth,

And their seed from among the children of men.

11  For they intended evil against thee:

sThey imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

12  Therefore ||shalt thou make them turn their back,

When thou shalt tmake ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

13  Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength:

So will we sing and praise thy power.

Psalm 22

To the chief Musician upon ||Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.

aMy God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of bmy roaring?

O my God, I cry bbin the daytime, but thou hearest not;

And in the night season, and am not silent.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the cpraises of Israel.

Our fathers trusted in thee:

They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

They dcried unto thee, and were delivered:

eThey trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

But I am fa worm, and no man;

A ffreproach of men, and gdespised of the people.

hAll they that see me laugh me to scorn:

They shoot out the lip, ithey shake the head, saying,

jHe trusted on the Lord that khe would deliver him:

Let him deliver him, ||seeing he ldelighted in him.

But thou art he that mntook me out of the womb:

Thou ||didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.

10  I was ncast upon thee from the womb:

Thou art my God ofrom my mother’s belly.

11  Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12  Many bulls have compassed me:

pStrong qbulls of Bashan have rbeset me round.

13  sThey gaped upon me with their mouths,

As a ravening and a roaring lion.

14  I am sspoured out like water,

And all my bones are ||out of joint:

tMy heart is ulike wax;

It is tmelted in the midst of my bowels.

15  My strength is xdried up like a potsherd;

And ymy tongue cleaveth to my jaws;

And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16  For zdogs have compassed me:

The assembly of the wicked have zzinclosed me:

aThey pierced my hands and my feet.

17  I may tell all my bones:

bThey look and stare upon me.

18  cThey part my garments among them,

And cast lots upon my vesture.

19  But be not thou far dfrom me, O Lord:

O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20  Deliver my soul from the sword;

My darling from the power of the edog.

21  fSave me from the lion’s mouth:

For thou hast gheard me from the horns of hthe unicorns.

22  iI will declare thy name unto jmy brethren:

In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23  kYe that fear the Lord, praise him;

All ye the seed of Jacob, lglorify him;

And fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24  For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;

Neither hath he hid his face from him;

But mwhen he cried unto him, he heard.

25  My praise shall be of thee nin the great congregation:

oI will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26  pThe meek shall eat and be satisfied:

They shall praise the Lord that seek him:

qYour heart shall rlive for ever.

27  sAll the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:

And all the tkindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28  uFor the kingdom is the Lord’s:

And he is the governor among the nations.

29  All they that be vfat upon earth shall eat and worship:

All they that go down to the dust shall wbow before him:

And none can keep alive his own soul.

30  A seed shall serve him;

xIt shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31  yThey shall come, and shall declare his righteousness

zUnto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is amy shepherd; bI shall not want.

cHe maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

dHe leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

eHe leadeth me in the paths of righteousness ffor his name’s sake.

Yea, ffthough I walk through the valley of gthe shadow of death,

hI will fear no evil: ifor thou art with me;

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

jThou preparest a table before me kin the presence of mine enemies:

Thou lanointest my head with oil; my mcup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 24

A Psalm of David.

*aThe earth is the Lord’s, and bthe fulness thereof;

The world, and they that dwell therein.

For he hath cfounded it dupon the seas,

And established it upon the floods.

eWho shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?

Or who shall stand in his fholy place?

gHe that hath hclean hands, and ia pure heart;

Who hath not jlifted up his soul unto vanity,

Nor sworn deceitfully.

He shall receive the blessing from the Lord,

And righteousness from kthe God of his salvation.

This is the generation of them that seek him,

That lseek thy face, ||O Jacob. Selah.

mLift up your heads, O ye gates;

And be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors;

And nthe King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord strong and mighty,

The Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates;

Even lift them up, ye everlasting doors;

And the King of glory shall come in.

10  Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

Unto thee, O Lord, do I alift up my soul.

O my God, I btrust in thee: clet me not be ashamed,

dLet not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let enone that wait on thee be ashamed:

eeLet them be ashamed which ftransgress without cause.

gShew me thy ways, O Lord; ggteach me thy paths.

hLead me in thy truth, and teach me:

For thou art the God of my salvation;

On thee do I wait all the day.

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and ithy lovingkindnesses;

For they have been ever of old.

Remember not jthe sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:

kAccording to thy mercy remember thou me

For thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.

kkGood and upright is the Lord:

hTherefore will he teach sinners in the way.

The meek will he lguide in judgment:

And the meek will he lteach his way.

10  All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth

Unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11  mFor thy name’s sake, O Lord,

Pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

12  What man is he that feareth the Lord?

nHim shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

13  His soul shall odwell at ease;

And oohis seed pshall inherit the earth.

14  qThe secret of the Lord is with them that fear him;

||And he will shew them his covenant.

15  rMine eyes are ever toward the Lord;

For he shall pluck my feet out of sthe net.

16  tTurn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;

For I am udesolate and afflicted.

17  The troubles of my heart are enlarged:

O bring thou me out of my distresses.

18  wLook upon mine affliction and my pain;

And forgive all my sins.

19  Consider mine enemies; for they are many;

And they hate me with cruel hatred.

20  O keep my soul, and deliver me:

xLet me not be ashamed; yfor I put my trust in thee.

21  Let integrity and uprightness preserve me;

For I wait on thee.

22  *zRedeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Psalm 26

A Psalm of David.

aJudge me, O Lord; for I have bwalked in mine integrity:

cI have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not dslide.

eExamine me, O Lord, and prove me;

fTry gmy reins and my heart.

For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes:

And hI have walked in thy truth.

iI have not sat with kvain persons,

Neither will I go in with dissemblers.

I have lhated the congregation of evil doers;

And iwill not sit with the wicked.

mI will wash mine hands in innocency:

So will I compass thine altar, O Lord:

That I may npublish with the voice of thanksgiving,

And tell of all thy owondrous works.

pLord, I have loved the habitation of thy house,

And qthe place where thine honour dwelleth.

||Gather not my soul with sinners,

Nor my life with bloody men:

10  In whose hands is mischief,

And their right hand is full of rbribes.

11  But as for me, I will swalk in mine integrity:

Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

12  My foot standeth in an teven place:

uIn the congregations will I bless the Lord.

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is amy light and bmy salvation; cwhom shall I fear?

The Lord is bthe strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to deat up my flesh,

They stumbled and fell.

eThough an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:

Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

fOne thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;

That I may gdwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

To behold ||the hbeauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall ihide me in his pavilion:

In the secret of his tabernacle shall he ihide me;

He shall jset me up upon a rock.

And now shall kmine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me:

Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

lHear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice:

lHave mercy also upon me, and answer me.

||When thou saidst, mSeek ye my face; my heart said unto thee,

Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

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