Psalms of David

Psalm 63

1 You, God, are my God,    earnestly I seek you;I thirst for you,    my whole being longs for you,in a dry and parched land    where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary    and beheld your power and your glory.3 Because your love is better than life,    my lips will glorify you.4 I will praise you as long as I …

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Psalm 62

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;    my salvation comes from him.2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3 How long will you assault me?    Would all of you throw me down—    this leaning wall, this tottering fence?4 Surely they intend to topple me    from my lofty place;    they take delight in lies.With their mouths they bless,    but …

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Psalm 61

1 Hear my cry, O God;    listen to my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,    I call as my heart grows faint;    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.3 For you have been my refuge,    a strong tower against the foe. 4 I long to dwell in your tent forever    and take refuge in the shelter of …

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Psalm 60

1 You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;    you have been angry—now restore us!2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;    mend its fractures, for it is quaking.3 You have shown your people desperate times;    you have given us wine that makes us stagger.4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner    to be unfurled against the bow.[e 5 Save …

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Psalm 59

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God;    be my fortress against those who are attacking me.2 Deliver me from evildoers    and save me from those who are after my blood. 3 See how they lie in wait for me!    Fierce men conspire against me    for no offense or sin of mine, Lord.4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.    Arise to …

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Psalm 58

1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly?    Do you judge people with equity?2 No, in your heart you devise injustice,    and your hands mete out violence on the earth. 3 Even from birth the wicked go astray;    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.4 Their venom is like the venom of a snake,    like that of a cobra that has stopped its …

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Psalm 57

1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,    for in you I take refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings    until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most High,    to God, who vindicates me.3 He sends from heaven and saves me,    rebuking those who hotly pursue me    God sends forth his love and …

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Psalm 56

1 Be merciful to me, my God,    for my enemies are in hot pursuit;    all day long they press their attack.2 My adversaries pursue me all day long;    in their pride many are attacking me. 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.4     In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.    What can mere mortals do to …

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Psalm 55

1 Listen to my prayer, O God,    do not ignore my plea;2     hear me and answer me.My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught3     because of what my enemy is saying,    because of the threats of the wicked;for they bring down suffering on me    and assail me in their anger. 4 My heart is in anguish within me;    the terrors of death have fallen on me.5 Fear …

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Psalm 54

1 Save me, O God, by your name;    vindicate me by your might.2 Hear my prayer, O God;    listen to the words of my mouth. 3 Arrogant foes are attacking me;    ruthless people are trying to kill me—    people without regard for God.[c] 4 Surely God is my help;    the Lord is the one who sustains me. 5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me;    in your …

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