The Nations Exhorted to Praise God.
For the choir director; with stringed instruments.
A Psalm. A Song.
1 God be gracious to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.
2 That Your way may be known on the earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For You will judge the peoples with uprightness
And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
5 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
6 The earth has yielded its produce;
God, our God, blesses us.
7 God blesses us,
That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.
The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,
And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish before God.
3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the
Whose name is the LORD, and exult before
5 A father of the fatherless and a judge
for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
6 God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
7 O God, when You went forth before Your
When You marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth quaked;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence
Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God,
the God of Israel.
9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was
10 Your creatures settled in it;
You provided in Your goodness for the poor,
11 The Lord gives the command;
The women who proclaim the good tidings
are a great host:
12 "Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide
13 When you lie down among the sheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with
And its pinions with glistening gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered the kings
It was snowing in Zalmon.
15 A mountain of God is the mountain of
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain
16 Why do you look with envy, O mountains
with many peaks,
At the mountain which God has desired for
Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.
17 The chariots of God are myriads,
thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in
18 You have ascended on high, You have
led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that the
LORD God may dwell there.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears
The God who is our salvation. Selah.
20 God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to GOD the Lord belong escapes
21 Surely God will shatter the head of
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his
22 The Lord said, "I will bring them back
I will bring them back from the depths of
23 That your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your dogs may have its portion
from your enemies."
24 They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the
25 The singers went on, the musicians after
In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
26 Bless God in the congregations,
Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain
27 There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28 Your God has commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted
on our behalf.
29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
30 Rebuke the beasts in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
31 Envoys will come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
33 To Him who rides upon the highest
heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a
34 Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.
35 O God, You are awesome from Your
The God of Israel Himself gives strength
and power to the people.
Blessed be God!
A Cry of Distress and Imprecation on Adversaries.
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim.
A Psalm of David.
1 Save me, O God, For the waters have
threatened my life.
2 I have sunk in deep mire, and there is
I have come into deep waters, and a flood
3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4 Those who hate me without a cause are
more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would destroy me are powerful,
being wrongfully my enemies;
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
5 O God, it is You who knows my folly,
And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
6 May those who wait for You not be ashamed
through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored
through me, O God of Israel,
7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Dishonor has covered my face.
8 I have become estranged from my brothers
And an alien to my mother's sons.
9 For zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And the reproaches of those who reproach
You have fallen on me.
10 When I wept in my soul with fasting,
It became my reproach.
11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me,
And I am the song of the drunkards.
13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O
LORD, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your loving-
Answer me with Your saving truth.
14 Deliver me from the mire and do not
let me sink;
May I be delivered from my foes and
from the deep waters.
15 May the flood of water not overflow me
Nor the deep swallow me up,
Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.
16 Answer me, O LORD, for Your loving-
kindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your
compassion, turn to me,
17 And do not hide Your face from
For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
18 Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it;
Ransom me because of my enemies!
19 You know my reproach and my shame
and my dishonor;
All my adversaries are before You.
20 Reproach has broken my heart and I
am so sick.
And I looked for sympathy, but there
And for comforters, but I found none.
21 They also gave me gall for my food
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar
22 May their table before them become
And when they are in peace, may it
become a trap.
23 May their eyes grow dim so that they
And make their loins shake continually.
24 Pour out Your indignation on them,
And may Your burning anger overtake them.
25 May their camp be desolate;
May none dwell in their tents.
26 For they have persecuted him whom
You Yourself have smitten,
And they tell of the pain of those whom
You have wounded.
27 Add iniquity to their iniquity,
And may they not come into Your
28 May they be blotted out of the book
And may they not be recorded with the
29 But I am afflicted and in pain;
May Your salvation, O God, set
me securely on high.
30 I will praise the name of God
And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
31 And it will please the LORD better
than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
32 The humble have seen it and are
You who seek God, let your heart
33 For the LORD hears the needy
And does not despise His who are
34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves
35 For God will save Zion and build
the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and
36 The descendants of His servants
will inherit it,
And those who love His name will
dwell in it.