Psalms 101 – 110

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Psalm One Hundred and One

1: I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
 
2: I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
 
3: I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
 
4: A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
 
5: Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
 
6: Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
 
7: :He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
 
8: I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm One Hundred and Two

1: Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
 
2: Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
 
3: For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
 
4: My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
 
5: By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
 
6: I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
 
7: :I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
 
8: Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
 
9: For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
 
10: Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
 
11: My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
 
12: But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
 
13: Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
 
14: For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
 
15: So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
 
16: When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
 
17: He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
 
18: This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
 
19: For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
 
20: To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
 
21: To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
 
22: When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
 
23: He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
 
24: I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
 
25: Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
 
26: They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
 
27: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
 
28: The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Psalm One Hundred and Three

1: Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
 
2: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
 
3: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
 
4: Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
 
5: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
 
6: The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
 
7: :He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
 
8: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
 
9: He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
 
10: He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
 
11: For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
 
12: As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
 
13: Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
 
14: For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
 
15: As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
 
16: For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
 
17: But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
 
18: To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
 
19: The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
 
20: Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
 
21: Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
 
22: Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm One Hundred and Four

1: Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
 
2: Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
 
3: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
 
4: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
 
5: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
 
6: Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
 
7: :At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
 
8: They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
 
9: Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
 
10: He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
 
11: They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
 
12: By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
 
13: He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
 
14: He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
 
15: And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
 
16: The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
 
17: Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
 
18: The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
 
19: He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
 
20: Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
 
21: The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
 
22: The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
 
23: Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
 
24: O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
 
25: So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
 
26: There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
 
27: These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
 
28: That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
 
29: Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
 
30: Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
 
31: The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
 
32: He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
 
33: I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being
 
34: My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
 
35: Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm One Hundred and Five

1: O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
 
2: Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
 
3: Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
 
4: Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
 
5: Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
 
6: O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
 
7: :He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
 
8: He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
 
9: Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
 
10: And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
 
11: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
 
12: When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
 
13: When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
 
14: He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
 
15: Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
 
16: Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
 
17: He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
 
18: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
 
19: Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
 
20: The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
 
21: He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
 
22: To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
 
23: Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
 
24: And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
 
25: He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
 
26: He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
 
27: They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
 
28: He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
 
29: He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
 
30: Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
 
31: He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
 
32: He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
 
33: He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
 
34: He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
 
35: And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
 
36: He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
 
37: He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
 
38: Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
 
39: He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
 
40: The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
 
41: He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
 
42: For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
 
43: And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
 
44: And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
 
45: That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm One Hundred and Six

1: Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
 
2: Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
 
3: Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
 
4: Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
 
5: That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
 
6: We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
 
7: :Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
 
8: Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
 
9: He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
 
10: And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
 
11: And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
 
12: Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
 
13: They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
 
14: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
 
15: And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
 
16: They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
 
17: The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
 
18: And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
 
19: They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
 
20: Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
 
21: They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
 
22: Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
 
23: Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
 
24: Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
 
25: But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
 
26: Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
 
27: To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
 
28: They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
 
29: Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
 
30: Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
 
31: And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
 
32: They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
 
33: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
 
34: They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
 
35: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
 
36: And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
 
37: Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
 
38: And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
 
39: Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
 
40: Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
 
41: And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
 
42: Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
 
43: Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
 
44: Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
 
45: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
 
46: He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
 
47: Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
 
48: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm One Hundred and Seven

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 tteth 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.

Psalm One Hundred and Eight

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.

Psalm One Hundred and Nine

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.

Psalm One Hundred and Ten

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.

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