Psalm 63

1O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

2So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

3Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

4So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

5My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips

6when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

7for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

8My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

9But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;

10they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be prey for jackals.

11But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Psalm 64

1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the dread enemy.

2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the scheming of evildoers,

3who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows,

4shooting from ambush at the blameless; they shoot suddenly and without fear.

5They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see us?

6Who can search out our crimes? We have thought out a cunningly conceived plot.” For the human heart and mind are deep.

7But God will shoot his arrow at them; they will be wounded suddenly.

8Because of their tongue he will bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake with horror.

9Then everyone will fear; they will tell what God has brought about, and ponder what he has done.

10Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him. Let all the upright in heart glory.

Psalm 65

1Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed,

2O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come.

3When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.

4Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

5By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

6By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.

7You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.

8Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.

9You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it.

10You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.

11You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.

12The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,

13the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.

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


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