Psalm 24

1The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;

2for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.

3Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?

4Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.

5They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation.

6Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

7Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

8Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

10Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah

Psalm 25

1To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

2O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

3Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

4Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

5Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

6Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

7Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

10All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

11For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.

12Who are they that fear the Lord? He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13They will abide in prosperity, and their children shall possess the land.

14The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes his covenant known to them.

15My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

17Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress.

18Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

19Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me.

20O guard my life, and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

21May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.

22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all its troubles.

Psalm 26

1Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.

2Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind.

3For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to you.

4I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites;

5I hate the company of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

6I wash my hands in innocence, and go around your altar, O Lord,

7singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds.

8O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides.

9Do not sweep me away with sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty,

10those in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.

11But as for me, I walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.

12My foot stands on level ground; in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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