Psalms 61 – 70

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Psalm Sixty One

1: Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2: From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3: For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4: I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
5: For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
6: Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.
7: :He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
8: So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psalm Sixty Two

1: Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
2: He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
3: How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
4: They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
5: My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6: He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7: :In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8: Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9: Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10: Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11: God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
12: Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Psalm Sixty Three

1: O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2: To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3: Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4: Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5: My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7: :Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8: My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9: But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10: They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11: But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm Sixty Four

1: Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2: Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3: Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4: That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5: They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
6: They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7: :But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8: So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9: And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10: The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Psalm Sixty Five

1: Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
2: O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3: Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
4: Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5: By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6: Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7: :Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8: They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
9: Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
10: Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11: Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
12: They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13: The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm Sixty Six

1: Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
2: Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
3: Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
4: All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
5: Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
6: He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
7: :He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
8: O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
9: Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
10: For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
11: Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
12: Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
13: I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
14: Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
15: I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
16: Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
17: I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18: If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
19: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20: Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Psalm Sixty Seven

1: God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
2: That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
3: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4: O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6: Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7: :God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalm Sixty Eight

1: Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2: As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3: But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4: Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5: A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
6: God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7: :O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
8: The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9: Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10: Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
11: The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
12: Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13: Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14: When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
15: The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
16: Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
17: The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18: Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20: He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.
21: But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
22: The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:
23: That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
24: They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
25: The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
26: Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
27: There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
28: Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
29: Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
30: Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
31: Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
32: Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
33: To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
34: Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
35: O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm Sixty Nine

1: Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2: I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3: I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4: They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
5: O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
6: Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7: :Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
8: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.
9: For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
10: When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11: I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
12: They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
13: But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
14: Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15: Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16: Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
17: And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18: Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
19: Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
20: Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21: They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22: Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
23: Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
24: Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
25: Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
26: For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
27: Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
28: Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
29: But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
30: I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31: This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
32: The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
33: For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
34: Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and everything that moveth therein.
35: For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
36: The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Psalm Seventy

1: Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
2: Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3: Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
4: Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5: But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

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