Psalm 33

1Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.

2Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.

3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

4For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.

7He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses.

8Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.

11The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

12Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage.

13The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all humankind.

14From where he sits enthroned he watches all the inhabitants of the earth—

15he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds.

16A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

17The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save.

18Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

19to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

20Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield.

21Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.

22Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Psalm 34

1I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.

3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

4I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.

6This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.

7The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.

9O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.

10The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good?

13Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

16The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

18The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.

19Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.

20He keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken.

21Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

22The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Psalm 35

1Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me!

2Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to help me!

3Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

4Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life. Let them be turned back and confounded who devise evil against me.

5Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on.

6Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.

7For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life.

8Let ruin come on them unawares. And let the net that they hid ensnare them; let them fall in it—to their ruin.

9Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his deliverance.

10All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.”

11Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me about things I do not know.

12They repay me evil for good; my soul is forlorn.

13But as for me, when they were sick, I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed on my bosom,

14as though I grieved for a friend or a brother; I went about as one who laments for a mother, bowed down and in mourning.

15But at my stumbling they gathered in glee, they gathered together against me; ruffians whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing;

16they impiously mocked more and more, gnashing at me with their teeth.

17How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my life from the lions!

18Then I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

19Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me, or those who hate me without cause wink the eye.

20For they do not speak peace, but they conceive deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

21They open wide their mouths against me; they say, “Aha, Aha, our eyes have seen it.”

22You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent! O Lord, do not be far from me!

23Wake up! Bestir yourself for my defense, for my cause, my God and my Lord!

24Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to your righteousness, and do not let them rejoice over me.

25Do not let them say to themselves, “Aha, we have our heart’s desire.” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed you up.”

26Let all those who rejoice at my calamity be put to shame and confusion; let those who exalt themselves against me be clothed with shame and dishonor.

27Let those who desire my vindication shout for joy and be glad, and say evermore, “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant.”

28Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all day long.

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


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