King James Version (KJV)
108Â O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
2Â Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
3Â I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4Â For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5Â Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
6Â That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
7Â God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
8Â Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
9Â Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.
10Â Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
11Â Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12Â Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
13Â Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
109Â Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
2Â 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.
3Â They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
4Â For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
5Â And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6Â Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7Â When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
8Â Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9Â Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10Â Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11Â Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
12Â Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
13Â Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14Â Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15Â Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16Â Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
17Â As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
18Â 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.
19Â Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
20Â Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
21Â But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.
22Â For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23Â I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
24Â My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.
25Â I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
26Â Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy:
27Â That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it.
28Â Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
29Â Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
30Â I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
31Â For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
120Â In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
2Â Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3Â What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
4Â Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
5Â Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6Â My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7Â I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
121Â I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2Â My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3Â He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Â Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5Â The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6Â The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7Â The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8Â The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
140Â Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2Â Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
3Â They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
4Â Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5Â The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6Â I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.
7Â O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8Â Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9Â As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10Â Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11Â Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12Â I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
13Â Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
143Â Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2Â And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3Â For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4Â Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5Â I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
6Â I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7Â Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8Â Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9Â Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
10Â Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11Â Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12Â And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
144Â Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2Â My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
3Â Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4Â Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5Â Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6Â Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7Â Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8Â Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9Â I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10Â It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11Â Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12Â That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
13Â That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14Â That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
15Â Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.