Psalms

The Godly and the Ungodly1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate...

The Kingdom of Christ1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.4...

The Security of God’s ProtectionA Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.3 But thou,...

David Prays for God to Hear HimTo the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.2 O ye sons of men, how long...

David Prays That God Will Defend and Guide HimTo the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.3 My voice shalt thou...

David Prays for DeliveranceTo the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.3 My...

David Prays for JusticeShiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending...

Man Is God’s Marvelous CreationTo the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine...

David Prays for Intervening GraceTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine...

David Describes Foolish PeopleTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if...

David Describes the Citizens of ZionA Psalm of David.1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour,...

David Flees to God for SafetyMichtam of David.1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to...

David Pleas for Justice against His EnemiesA Prayer of David.1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.3 Thou hast...

David Praises God for His Marvelous BlessingsTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul:...

God’s Creation and Word Show His GloryTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.4...

David Prays for Victory in BattleTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy...

David Thanks God for VictoryTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.3 For thou preventest...

In Great Suffering, David PraysTo the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest...

David’s Confidence in God as His ShepherdA Psalm of David.1 The LORDis my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.4...

David Calls All to WorshipA Psalm of David.1 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall...

David’s Confidence in PrayerA Psalm of David.1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which...

David Declares His Loyalty to GodA Psalm of David.Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine...

David Is Confident in God’s PowerA Psalm of David.1 The LORDis my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORDis the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,...

God Is David’s Rock of SafetyA Psalm of David.Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee,...

David Ascribes All Glory to GodA Psalm of David.1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.3 The voice of the LORDis upon the waters: the...

David Praises God for His DeliveranceA Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast...

David Calls to God in Stress and FearTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house...

David Sings of the Blessings of ForgivenessA Psalm of David, Maschil.Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my...

Praise God for His Goodness and Providence1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.4...

David Praises God at All TimesA Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble...

David Appeals to God for JusticeA Psalm of David.1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them...

David Proclaims God’s Steadfast LoveTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to...

David Contrasts the Godly and the WickedA Psalm of David.1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt...

David Appeals to God for MercyA Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of...

David Places His Hope in GodTo the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.2 I was dumb with...

David Waits Patiently on GodTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and...

God’s Care for the PoorTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver...

Souls That Thirst after God Shall Be QuenchedTo the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?3...

Downcast Souls Must Hope in God1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of...

A Reminder of Past Victories and a Plea for HelpTo the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.2 How thou didst drive out the...

The Majesty and Grace of Christ’s KingdomTo the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.2...

God Is Our Refuge and StrengthTo the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of...

God Is King over All the Earth To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.3 He...

Great Is the LORD and Greatly to Be Praised A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount...

Earthly Riches Will Not Last To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall...

God Desires Obedience More Than Sacrifices A Psalm of Asaph.1 The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.3 Our God shall come, and shall not...

David Confesses Sin and Prays for ForgivenessTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.2...

David Prays against Evildoers To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.2 Thy tongue...

David Describes Man’s Sinfulness To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men,...

David Trusts in God’s Help To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.2 Hear my prayer, O God; give...