Psalms 16 – A Goodly Heritage


Psalms 16 - A Goodly Heritage   1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you. 3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight. 4 Those who choose another … Continue reading Psalms 16 – A Goodly Heritage

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Psalms 15 – The Inhabitants of God’s Holy Hill


Psalms 15 - The Inhabitants of God's Holy Hill     1 O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? 2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; 3 who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their … Continue reading Psalms 15 – The Inhabitants of God’s Holy Hill

Psalms 14 – The Folly and Wickedness of Men


Psalms 14 - The Folly and Wickedness of Men   1 Fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God. 3 They … Continue reading Psalms 14 – The Folly and Wickedness of Men

Psalms 13 – A Prayer for Help in Trouble


Psalms 13 - A Prayer for Help in Trouble   1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider … Continue reading Psalms 13 – A Prayer for Help in Trouble

Psalms 12 – A Prayer for Help against the Wicked


Psalms 12 - A Prayer for Help against the Wicked 1 Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind. 2 They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes … Continue reading Psalms 12 – A Prayer for Help against the Wicked

Psalms 11 – The Refuge of the Upright


Psalms 11 - The Refuge of the Upright   1 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains; 2 for look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow to the string, to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart. 3 If the … Continue reading Psalms 11 – The Refuge of the Upright

Psalms 10 – A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked


1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor— let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 3 For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart, those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord. 4 In the … Continue reading Psalms 10 – A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked

Psalms 9 – Thanksgiving for God’s Justice


1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 3 When my enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished before you. 4 For you have maintained my just cause; … Continue reading Psalms 9 – Thanksgiving for God’s Justice

Psalms 8 – God’s Glory and Man’s Honor


1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your … Continue reading Psalms 8 – God’s Glory and Man’s Honor

Psalms 7 – A Prayer for Vindication


    1 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me, 2 or like a lion they will tear me apart; they will drag me away, with no one to rescue. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, … Continue reading Psalms 7 – A Prayer for Vindication