Perfection and Praise of the Word of God

Psalm 107:1-43 KJVS

[1] O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[2] Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

[3] And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

[4] They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

[5] Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

[6] Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

[7] And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

[8] Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

[9] For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

[10] Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

[11] Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

[12] Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

[13] Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

[14] He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

[15] Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

[16] For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

[17] Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

[18] Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

[19] Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

[20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

[21] Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

[22] And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

[23] They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

[24] These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

[25] For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

[26] They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

[27] They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

[28] Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

[29] He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

[30] Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

[31] Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

[32] Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

[33] He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

[34] A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

[35] He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

[36] And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

[37] And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

[38] He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

[39] Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

[40] He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

[41] Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

[42] The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

[43] Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.


A Song or Psalm of David

Psalm 108:1-13 KJVS

[1] O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

[2] Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

[3] I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

[4] For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

[5] Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

[6] That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

[7] God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

[8] Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

[9] Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

[10] Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

[11] Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

[12] Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

[13] Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.


To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David

Psalm 109:1-31 KJVS

[1] Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

[2] For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

[3] They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

[4] For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

[5] And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

[6] Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

[7] When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

[8] Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

[9] Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

[10] Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

[11] Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

[12] Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

[13] Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

[14] Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

[15] Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

[16] Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

[17] As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

[18] As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

[19] Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

[20] Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

[21] But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

[22] For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

[23] I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

[24] My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

[25] I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

[26] Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

[27] That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

[28] Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

[29] Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

[30] I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

[31] For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.


A Psalm of David

Psalm 110:1-7 KJVS

[1] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

[2] The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

[3] Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

[4] The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

[5] The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

[6] He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

[7] He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.


Psalm 111:1-10 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

[2] The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

[3] His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

[4] He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

[5] He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

[6] He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

[7] The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

[8] They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

[9] He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

[10] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.


Psalm 112:1-10 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

[2] His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

[3] Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

[4] Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

[5] A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

[6] Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

[7] He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

[8] His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

[9] He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

[10] The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.


Psalms 113—118: Hallel psalms

Psalm 113:1-9 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

[2] Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

[3] From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.

[4] The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

[5] Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

[6] Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

[7] He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

[8] That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

[9] He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 114:1-8 KJVS

[1] When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

[2] Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

[3] The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

[4] The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

[5] What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

[6] Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

[7] Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

[8] Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.


Psalm 115:1-18 KJVS

[1] Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

[2] Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

[3] But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

[4] Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

[5] They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

[6] They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

[7] They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

[8] They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

[9] O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

[10] O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

[11] Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

[12] The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

[13] He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

[14] The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

[15] Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

[16] The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

[17] The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

[18] But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.


Psalm 116:1-19 KJVS

[1] I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

[2] Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

[3] The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

[4] Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

[5] Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

[6] The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

[7] Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

[8] For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

[9] I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

[10] I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

[11] I said in my haste, All men are liars.

[12] What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

[13] I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

[14] I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

[15] Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

[16] O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

[17] I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

[18] I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

[19] In the courts of the LORD’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 117:1-2 KJVS

[1] O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

[2] For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 118:1-29 KJVS

[1] O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

[2] Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

[3] Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

[4] Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

[5] I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

[6] The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

[7] The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

[8] It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

[9] It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

[10] All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

[11] They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

[12] They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

[13] Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

[14] The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

[15] The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

[16] The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

[17] I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

[18] The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

[19] Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

[20] This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

[21] I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

[22] The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

[23] This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

[24] This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

[25] Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

[26] Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

[27] God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

[28] Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

[29] O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.


Psalm 119, an acrostic in the heart of this section, refers to the Word of God in almost every verse. It is the longest chapter in the Bible.

Psalm 119:1-176 KJVS

[1] Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

[2] Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

[3] They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

[4] Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

[5] O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

[6] Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

[7] I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

[8] I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

[9] Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

[10] With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

[11] Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

[12] Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

[13] With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

[14] I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

[15] I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

[16] I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

[17] Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

[18] Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

[19] I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

[20] My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

[21] Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

[22] Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

[23] Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

[24] Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

[25] My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

[26] I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.

[27] Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

[28] My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

[29] Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

[30] I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

[31] I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.

[32] I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

[33] Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

[34] Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

[35] Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

[36] Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

[37] Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

[38] Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

[39] Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

[40] Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

[41] Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

[42] So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

[43] And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

[44] So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

[45] And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

[46] I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

[47] And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

[48] My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

[49] Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

[50] This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

[51] The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

[52] I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

[53] Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

[54] Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

[55] I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

[56] This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

[57] Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

[58] I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

[59] I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

[60] I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

[61] The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

[62] At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

[63] I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

[64] The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

[65] Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.

[66] Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

[67] Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

[68] Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

[69] The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

[70] Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

[71] It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

[72] The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

[73] Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

[74] They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

[75] I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

[76] Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

[77] Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

[78] Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

[79] Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

[80] Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

[81] My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

[82] Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

[83] For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

[84] How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

[85] The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

[86] All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

[87] They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

[88] Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

[89] For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

[90] Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

[91] They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

[92] Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

[93] I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

[94] I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

[95] The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

[96] I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

[97] O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

[98] Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

[99] I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

[100] I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

[101] I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

[102] I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

[103] How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

[104] Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

[105] Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

[106] I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

[107] I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

[108] Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

[109] My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

[110] The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

[111] Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

[112] I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

[113] I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

[114] Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

[115] Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

[116] Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

[117] Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

[118] Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

[119] Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

[120] My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

[121] I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

[122] Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

[123] Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

[124] Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

[125] I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

[126] It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

[127] Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

[128] Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

[129] Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

[130] The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

[131] I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

[132] Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

[133] Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

[134] Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

[135] Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

[136] Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

[137] Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.

[138] Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

[139] My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

[140] Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

[141] I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

[142] Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

[143] Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

[144] The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

[145] I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

[146] I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

[147] I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

[148] Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

[149] Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

[150] They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

[151] Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

[152] Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

[153] Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.

[154] Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

[155] Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

[156] Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.

[157] Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

[158] I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

[159] Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

[160] Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

[161] Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

[162] I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

[163] I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

[164] Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

[165] Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

[166] LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

[167] My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

[168] I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

[169] Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

[170] Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

[171] My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

[172] My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

[173] Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

[174] I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

[175] Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

[176] I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.


Psalms 120—134: Pilgrim psalms

A Song of degrees

Psalm 120:1-7 KJVS

[1] In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

[2] Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

[3] What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

[4] Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

[5] Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

[6] My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

[7] I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 121:1-8 KJVS

[1] I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

[2] My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

[3] He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

[4] Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

[5] The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

[6] The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

[7] The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

[8] The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


A Song of degrees of David

Psalm 122:1-9 KJVS

[1] I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

[2] Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

[3] Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

[4] Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

[5] For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

[6] Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

[7] Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

[8] For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

[9] Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 123:1-4 KJVS

[1] Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

[2] Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

[3] Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

[4] Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.


A Song of degrees of David

Psalm 124:1-8 KJVS

[1] If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

[2] If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

[3] Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

[4] Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

[5] Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

[6] Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

[7] Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

[8] Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 125:1-5 KJVS

[1] They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

[2] As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

[3] For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

[4] Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

[5] As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 126:1-6 KJVS

[1] When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

[2] Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

[3] The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

[4] Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

[5] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

[6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


A Song of degrees for Solomon

Psalm 127:1-5 KJVS

[1] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

[2] It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

[3] Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

[4] As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

[5] Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 128:1-6 KJVS

[1] Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

[2] For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

[3] Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

[4] Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

[5] The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

[6] Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 129:1-8 KJVS

[1] Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

[2] Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

[3] The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

[4] The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

[5] Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

[6] Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

[7] Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

[8] Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 130:1-8 KJVS

[1] Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

[2] Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

[3] If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

[4] But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

[5] I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

[6] My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

[7] Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

[8] And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


A Song of degrees of David

Psalm 131:1-3 KJVS

[1] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

[2] Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

[3] Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 132:1-18 KJVS

[1] LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:

[2] How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

[3] Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

[4] I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

[5] Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

[6] Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

[7] We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

[8] Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

[9] Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

[10] For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

[11] The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

[12] If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

[13] For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

[14] This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

[15] I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

[16] I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

[17] There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

[18] His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.


A Song of degrees of David

Psalm 133:1-3 KJVS

[1] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

[2] It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

[3] As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.


A Song of degrees

Psalm 134:1-3 KJVS

[1] Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

[2] Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

[3] The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.


Psalms 146—150: Hallelujah psalms

Psalm 146:1-10 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

[2] While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

[3] Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

[4] His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

[5] Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

[6] Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

[7] Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

[8] The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

[9] The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

[10] The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 147:1-20 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

[2] The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

[3] He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

[4] He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

[5] Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

[6] The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

[7] Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

[8] Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

[9] He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

[10] He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

[11] The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

[12] Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

[13] For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

[14] He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

[15] He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

[16] He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

[17] He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

[18] He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

[19] He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

[20] He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 148:1-14 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

[2] Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

[3] Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

[4] Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

[5] Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

[6] He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

[7] Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

[8] Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

[9] Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

[10] Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

[11] Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

[12] Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

[13] Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

[14] He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 149:1-9 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

[2] Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

[3] Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

[4] For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

[5] Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

[6] Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

[7] To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

[8] To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

[9] To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 150:1-6 KJVS

[1] Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

[2] Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

[3] Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

[4] Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

[5] Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

[6] Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.



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