|1||The heavens declare the glory of God, *|
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
|2||One day tells its tale to another, *|
and one night imparts knowledge to another.
|3||Although they have no words or language, *|
and their voices are not heard,
|4||Their sound has gone out into all lands, *|
and their message to the ends of the world.
|5||In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun; *|
it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;
it rejoices like a champion to run its course.
|6||It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens|
and runs about to the end of it again; *
nothing is hidden from its burning heat.
|7||The law of the LORD is perfect|
and revives the soul; *
the testimony of the LORD is sure
and gives wisdom to the innocent.
|8||The statutes of the LORD are just|
and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the LORD is clear
and gives light to the eyes.
|9||The fear of the LORD is clean|
and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the LORD are true
and righteous altogether.
|10||More to be desired are they than gold,|
more than much fine gold, *
sweeter far than honey,
than honey in the comb.
|11||By them also is your servant enlightened, *|
and in keeping them there is great reward.
|12||Who can tell how often he offends? *|
cleanse me from my secret faults.
|13||Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;|
let them not get dominion over me; *
then shall I be whole and sound,
and innocent of a great offense.
|14||Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my|
heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.
|1||May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble, *|
the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;
|2||Send you help from his holy place *|
and strengthen you out of Zion;
|3||Remember all your offerings *|
and accept your burnt sacrifice;
|4||Grant you your heart's desire *|
and prosper all your plans.
|5||We will shout for joy at your victory|
and triumph in the Name of our God; *
may the LORD grant all your requests.
|6||Now I know that the LORD gives victory to his anointed; *|
he will answer him out of his holy heaven,
with the victorious strength of his right hand.
|7||Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, *|
but we will call upon the Name of the LORD our God.
|8||They collapse and fall down, *|
but we will arise and stand upright.
|9||O LORD, give victory to the king *|
and answer us when we call.
|1||The king rejoices in your strength, O LORD; *|
how greatly he exults in your victory!
|2||You have given him his heart's desire; *|
you have not denied him the request of his lips.
|3||For you meet him with blessings of prosperity, *|
and set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
|4||He asked you for life, and you gave it to him: *|
length of days, for ever and ever.
|5||His honor is great, because of your victory; *|
splendor and majesty have you bestowed upon him.
|6||For you will give him everlasting felicity *|
and will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
|7||For the king puts his trust in the LORD; *|
because of the loving-kindness of the Most High, he
will not fall.
|8||Your hand will lay hold upon all your enemies; *|
your right hand will seize all those who hate you.
|9||You will make them like a fiery furnace *|
at the time of your appearing, O LORD;
|10||You will swallow them up in your wrath, *|
and fire shall consume them.
|11||You will destroy their offspring from the land *|
and their descendants from among the peoples of the earth.
|12||Though they intend evil against you|
and devise wicked schemes, *
yet they shall not prevail.
|13||For you will put them to flight *|
and aim your arrows at them.
|14||Be exalted, O LORD, in your might; *|
we will sing and praise your power.
|1||My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? *|
and are so far from my cry
and from the words of my distress?
|2||O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; *|
by night as well, but I find no rest.
|3||Yet you are the Holy One, *|
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
|4||Our forefathers put their trust in you; *|
they trusted, and you delivered them.
|5||They cried out to you and were delivered; *|
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
|6||But as for me, I am a worm and no man, *|
scorned by all and despised by the people.
|7||All who see me laugh me to scorn; *|
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
|8||"He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him; *|
let him rescue him, if he delights in him."
|9||Yet you are he who took me out of the womb, *|
and kept me safe upon my mother's breast.
|10||I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; *|
you were my God when I was still in my
|11||Be not far from me, for trouble is near, *|
and there is none to help.
|12||Many young bulls encircle me; *|
strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
|13||They open wide their jaws at me, *|
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
|14||I am poured out like water;|
all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart within my breast is melting wax.
|15||My mouth is dried out like a pot-sherd;|
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *
and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.
|16||Packs of dogs close me in,|
and gangs of evildoers circle around me; *
they pierce my hands and my feet;
I can count all my bones.
|17||They stare and gloat over me; *|
they divide my garments among them;
they cast lots for my clothing.
|18||Be not far away, O LORD; *|
you are my strength; hasten to help me.
|19||Save me from the sword, *|
my life from the power of the dog.
|20||Save me from the lion's mouth, *|
my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls.
|21||I will declare your Name to my brethren; *|
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.
|22||Praise the LORD, you that fear him; *|
stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;
all you of Jacob's line, give glory.
|23||For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;|
neither does he hide his face from them; *
but when they cry to him he hears them.
|24||My praise is of him in the great assembly; *|
I will perform my vows in the presence of those who
|25||The poor shall eat and be satisfied,|
and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: *
"May your heart live for ever!"
|26||All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to|
the LORD, *
and all the families of the nations bow before him.
|27||For kingship belongs to the LORD; *|
he rules over the nations.
|28||To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down|
in worship; *
all who go down to the dust fall before him.
|29||My soul shall live for him;|
my descendants shall serve him; *
they shall be known as the LORD'S for ever.
|30||They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *|
the saving deeds that he has done.