Day 115 of 365 – April 25 - Chronological Bible

Psalm 120

Deliver Me, O Lord


A Song of Ascents.


In my distress I called to the Lord,

and he answered me.

Deliver me, O Lord,

from lying lips,

from a deceitful tongue.


What shall be given to you,

and what more shall be done to you,

you deceitful tongue?

warrior’s sharp arrows,

with glowing coals of the broom tree!


Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech,

that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Too long have I had my dwelling

among those who hate peace.

I am for peace,

but when I speak, they are for war!


Psalm 121

My Help Comes from the Lord


A Song of Ascents.


I lift up my eyes to the hills.

From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.


He will not let your foot be moved;

he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.


The Lord is your keeper;

the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

nor the moon by night.


The Lord will keep you from all evil;

he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in

from this time forth and forevermore.


Psalm 140

Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men


To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.


Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;

preserve me from violent men,

who plan evil things in their heart

and stir up wars continually.

They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s,

and under their lips is the venom of asps.  Selah


Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

preserve me from violent men,

who have planned to trip up my feet.

The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,

and with cords they have spread a net;

beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah


I say to the Lord, You are my God;

give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy,

O Lord! O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,

you have covered my head in the day of battle.

Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;

do not further their evil plot or they will be exalted! Selah


As for the head of those who surround me,

let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!

Let burning coals fall upon them!

Let them be cast into fire,

into miry pits, no more to rise!

Let not the slanderer be established in the land;

let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!


I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

and will execute justice for the needy.

Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;

the upright shall dwell in your presence.


Psalm 143

My Soul Thirsts for You


A Psalm of David.


Hear my prayer, O Lord;

give ear to my pleas for mercy!

In your faithfulness answer me,

in your righteousness!

Enter not into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued my soul;

he has crushed my life to the ground;

he has made me sit in darkness

like those long dead.

Therefore my spirit faints within me;

my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old;

I meditate on all that you have done;

I ponder the work of your hands.

I stretch out my hands to you;

my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah


Answer me quickly, O Lord!

My spirit fails!

Hide not your face from me,

lest I be like those who go down to the pit.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,

for in you I trust.

Make me know the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!

I have fled to you for refuge!

Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God!

Let your good Spirit

lead me on level ground!


For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,

and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,

for I am your servant.


Psalm 144

My Rock and My Fortress


Of David.


Blessed be the Lord, my rock,

who trains my hands for war,

and my fingers for battle;

he is my steadfast love and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield and he in whom I take refuge,

who subdues peoples under me.


O Lord, what is man that you regard him,

or the son of man that you think of him?

Man is like a breath;

his days are like a passing shadow.


Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!

Touch the mountains so that they smoke!

Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;

send out your arrows and rout them!

Stretch out your hand from on high;

rescue me and deliver me

from the many waters,

from the hand of foreigners,

whose mouths speak lies

and whose right hand is a

right hand of falsehood.


I will sing a new song to you, O God;

upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

who gives victory to kings,

who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.


Rescue me and deliver me

from the hand of foreigners,

whose mouths speak lies

and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.


May our sons in their youth

be like plants full grown,

our daughters like corner pillars

cut for the structure of a palace;

may our granaries be full,

providing all kinds of produce;

may our sheep bring forth thousands

and ten thousands in our fields;

may our cattle be heavy with young,

suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;

may there be no cry of

distress in our streets!

Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!

Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!



Holy Bible, English Standard Version,

as arranged in chronological order by F. Legard Smith











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