Psalms of David

Psalm 77

1 I cried out to God for help;    I cried out to God to hear me.2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;    at night I stretched out untiring hands,    and I would not be comforted. 3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned;    I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[b4 You kept my eyes from closing;    I was too troubled to speak.5 I thought about the …

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Psalm 76

1 God is renowned in Judah;    in Israel his name is great.2 His tent is in Salem,    his dwelling place in Zion.3 There he broke the flashing arrows,    the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.[b 4 You are radiant with light,    more majestic than mountains rich with game.5 The valiant lie plundered,    they sleep their last sleep;not one of the warriors    can lift his hands.6 At …

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Psalm 75

1 We praise you, God,    we praise you, for your Name is near;    people tell of your wonderful deeds. 2 You say, “I choose the appointed time;    it is I who judge with equity.3 When the earth and all its people quake,    it is I who hold its pillars firm.4 To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’    and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up …

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Psalm 74

1 O God, why have you rejected us forever?    Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?2 Remember the nation you purchased long ago,    the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—    Mount Zion, where you dwelt.3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins,    all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with …

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Psalm 73

1 Surely God is good to Israel,    to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;    I had nearly lost my foothold.3 For I envied the arrogant    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggles;    their bodies are healthy and strong.[a5 They are free from common human burdens;    they are not plagued by human …

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Psalm 72

. 1 Endow the king with your justice, O God,    the royal son with your righteousness.2 May he judge your people in righteousness,    your afflicted ones with justice. 3 May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,    the hills the fruit of righteousness.4 May he defend the afflicted among the people    and save the children of the needy;    may he crush the oppressor.5 May he endure as …

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Psalm 70

1 Hasten, O God, to save me;    come quickly, Lord, to help me. 2 May those who want to take my life    be put to shame and confusion;may all who desire my ruin    be turned back in disgrace.3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”    turn back because of their shame.4 But may all who seek you    rejoice and be glad in you;may those who …

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Psalm 69

1 Save me, O God,    for the waters have come up to my neck.2 I sink in the miry depths,    where there is no foothold.I have come into the deep waters;    the floods engulf me.3 I am worn out calling for help;    my throat is parched.My eyes fail,    looking for my God.4 Those who hate me without reason    outnumber the hairs of my head;many are my enemies …

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Psalm 68

1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;    may his foes flee before him.2 May you blow them away like smoke—    as wax melts before the fire,    may the wicked perish before God.3 But may the righteous be glad    and rejoice before God;    may they be happy and joyful. 4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,    extol him who rides on the clouds;    rejoice before him—his name …

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