Psalm 107:1–150:6

Book Five: Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving to the Lord For His Great Works of Deliverance

1 Oh, agive thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

For His 1mercy endures forever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

3 And bgathered out of the lands,

From the east and from the west,

From the north and from the south.

4 They wandered in cthe wilderness in a desolate way;

They found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty,

Their soul fainted in them.

6 dThen they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And He led them forth by the eright way,

That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.

8 fOh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

9 For gHe satisfies the longing soul,

And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Those who hsat in darkness and in the shadow of death,

iBound 2in affliction and irons—

11 Because they jrebelled against the words of God,

And 3despised kthe counsel of the Most High,

12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;

They fell down, and there was lnone to help.

13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He saved them out of their distresses.

14 mHe brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,

And broke their chains in pieces.

15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For He has nbroken the gates of bronze,

And cut the bars of iron in two.

17 Fools, obecause of their transgression,

And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.

18 pTheir soul abhorred all manner of food,

And they qdrew near to the gates of death.

19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He saved them out of their distresses.

20 rHe sent His word and shealed them,

And tdelivered them from their destructions.

21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

22 uLet them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,

And vdeclare His works with 4rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,

Who do business on great waters,

24 They see the works of the Lord,

And His wonders in the deep.

25 For He commands and wraises the stormy wind,

Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

26 They mount up to the heavens,

They go down again to the depths;

xTheir soul melts because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

And 5are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He brings them out of their distresses.

29 yHe calms the storm,

So that its waves are still.

30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;

So He guides them to their desired haven.

31 zOh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

32 Let them exalt Him also ain the assembly of the people,

And praise Him in the company of the elders.

33 He bturns rivers into a wilderness,

And the watersprings into dry ground;

34 A cfruitful land into 6barrenness,

For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

35 dHe turns a wilderness into pools of water,

And dry land into watersprings.

36 There He makes the hungry dwell,

That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,

37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,

That they may yield a fruitful harvest.

38 eHe also blesses them, and they multiply greatly;

And He does not let their cattle fdecrease.

39 When they are gdiminished and brought low

Through oppression, affliction and sorrow,

40 hHe pours contempt on princes,

And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;

41 iYet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction,

And jmakes their families like a flock.

42 kThe righteous see it and rejoice,

And all liniquity stops its mouth.

43 mWhoever is wise will observe these things,

And they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Psalm 108

Assurance of God’s Victory Over Enemies

A Song. A Psalm of David.

1 O aGod, my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

2 bAwake, lute and harp!

I will awaken the dawn.

3 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples,

And I will sing praises to You among the nations.

4 For Your mercy is great above the 1heavens,

And Your truth reaches to the clouds.

5 cBe exalted, O God, above the heavens,

And Your glory above all the earth;

6 dThat Your beloved may be delivered,

Save with Your right hand, and 2hear me.

7 God has spoken in His holiness:

“I will rejoice;

I will divide Shechem

And measure out the Valley of Succoth.

8 Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine;

Ephraim also is the 3helmet for My head;

eJudah is My lawgiver.

9 Moab is My washpot;

Over Edom I will cast My shoe;

Over Philistia I will triumph.”

10 fWho will bring me into the strong city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

11 Is it not You, O God, who cast us off?

And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies?

12 Give us help from trouble,

For the help of man is useless.

13 gThrough God we will do valiantly,

For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm 109

Plea for Judgment of False Accusers

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 Do anot keep silent,

O God of my praise!

2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful

Have opened against me;

They have spoken against me with a blying tongue.

3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,

And fought against me cwithout a cause.

4 In return for my love they are my accusers,

But I give myself to prayer.

5 Thus dthey have rewarded me evil for good,

And hatred for my love.

6 Set a wicked man over him,

And let ean 1accuser stand at his right hand.

7 When he is judged, let him be found guilty,

And flet his prayer become sin.

8 Let his days be gfew,

And hlet another take his office.

9 iLet his children be fatherless,

And his wife a widow.

10 Let his children 2continually be vagabonds, and beg;

Let them 3seek their bread also from their desolate places.

11 jLet the creditor seize all that he has,

And let strangers plunder his labor.

12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him,

Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.

13 kLet his 4posterity be cut off,

And in the generation following let their lname be blotted out.

14 mLet the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,

And let not the sin of his mother nbe blotted out.

15 Let them be continually before the Lord,

That He may ocut off the memory of them from the earth;

16 Because he did not remember to show mercy,

But persecuted the poor and needy man,

That he might even slay the pbroken in heart.

17 qAs he loved cursing, so let it come to him;

As he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.

18 As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,

So let it renter his body like water,

And like oil into his bones.

19 Let it be to him like the garment which covers him,

And for a belt with which he girds himself continually.

20 Let this be the Lord’s reward to my accusers,

And to those who speak evil against my person.

21 But You, O God the Lord,

Deal with me for Your name’s sake;

Because Your mercy is good, deliver me.

22 For I am poor and needy,

And my heart is wounded within me.

23 I am gone slike a shadow when it lengthens;

I am shaken off like a locust.

24 My tknees are weak through fasting,

And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.

25 I also have become ua reproach to them;

When they look at me, vthey shake their heads.

26 Help me, O Lord my God!

Oh, save me according to Your mercy,

27 wThat they may know that this is Your hand—

That You, Lord, have done it!

28 xLet them curse, but You bless;

When they arise, let them be ashamed,

But let yYour servant rejoice.

29 zLet my accusers be clothed with shame,

And let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.

30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth;

Yes, aI will praise Him among the multitude.

31 For bHe shall stand at the right hand of the poor,

To save him from those 5who condemn him.

Psalm 110

Announcement of the Messiah’s Reign

A Psalm of David.

1 The aLord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your bfootstool.”

2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength cout of Zion.

dRule in the midst of Your enemies!

3 eYour people shall be volunteers

In the day of Your power;

fIn the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,

You have the dew of Your youth.

4 The Lord has sworn

And gwill not relent,

“You are a hpriest forever

According to the order of iMelchizedek.”

5 The Lord is jat Your right hand;

He shall 1execute kings kin the day of His wrath.

6 He shall judge among the nations,

He shall fill the places with dead bodies,

lHe shall 2execute the heads of many countries.

7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;

mTherefore He shall lift up the head.

Psalm 111

Praise to God for His Faithfulness and Justice

1 Praise 1the Lord!

aI will praise the Lord with my whole heart,

In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

2 bThe works of the Lord are great,

cStudied by all who have pleasure in them.

3 His work is dhonorable and glorious,

And His righteousness endures forever.

4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;

eThe Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

5 He has given food to those who fear Him;

He will ever be mindful of His covenant.

6 He has declared to His people the power of His works,

In giving them the 2heritage of the nations.

7 The works of His hands are fverity 3and justice;

All His precepts are sure.

8 gThey stand fast forever and ever,

And are hdone in truth and uprightness.

9 iHe has sent redemption to His people;

He has commanded His covenant forever:

jHoly and awesome is His name.

10 kThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.

His praise endures forever.

Psalm 112

The Blessed State of the Righteous

1 Praise 1the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,

Who adelights greatly in His commandments.

2 bHis descendants will be mighty on earth;

The generation of the upright will be blessed.

3 cWealth and riches will be in his house,

And his righteousness 2endures forever.

4 dUnto the upright there arises light in the darkness;

He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 eA good man deals graciously and lends;

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