Psalm 16

16:1 Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.
16:2 I say to the LORD, “You are the Lord,
my only source of well-being.”
16:3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,
and the leading officials I admired so much –
16:4 their troubles multiply,
they desire other gods.
I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods,
nor will I make vows in the name of their gods.
16:5 LORD, you give me stability and prosperity;
you make my future secure.
16:6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields
or received a beautiful tract of land.
16:7 I will praise the LORD who guides me;
yes, during the night I reflect and learn.
16:8 I constantly trust in the LORD;
because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.
16:9 So my heart rejoices
and I am happy;
My life is safe.
16:10 You will not abandon me to Sheol;
you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.
16:11 You lead me in the path of life;
I experience absolute joy in your presence;
you always give me sheer delight.

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Psalm 22

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22:1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
I groan in prayer, but help seems far away.
22:2 My God, I cry out during the day,
but you do not answer,
and during the night my prayers do not let up.
22:3 You are holy;
you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel.
22:4 In you our ancestors trusted;
they trusted in you and you rescued them.
22:5 To you they cried out, and they were saved;
in you they trusted and they were not disappointed.
22:6 But I am a worm, not a man;
people insult me and despise me.
22:7 All who see me taunt me;
they mock me and shake their heads.
22:8 They say,
“Commit yourself to the LORD!
Let the LORD rescue him!
Let the LORD deliver him, for he delights in him.”
22:9 Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb
and made me feel secure on my mother’s breasts.
22:10 I have been dependent on you since birth;
from the time I came out of my mother’s womb you have been my God.
22:11 Do not remain far away from me,
for trouble is near and I have no one to help me.
22:12 Many bulls surround me;
powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in.
22:13 They open their mouths to devour me
like a roaring lion that rips its prey.
22:14 My strength drains away like water;
all my bones are dislocated;
my heart is like wax;
it melts away inside me.
22:15 The roof of my mouth is as dry as a piece of pottery;
my tongue sticks to my gums.
You set me in the dust of death.
22:16 Yes, wild dogs surround me –
a gang of evil men crowd around me;
like a lion they pin my hands and feet.
22:17 I can count all my bones;
my enemies are gloating over me in triumph.
22:18 They are dividing up my clothes among themselves;
they are rolling dice for my garments.
22:19 But you, O LORD, do not remain far away!
You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me!
22:20 Deliver me from the sword!
Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs!
22:21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lion,
and from the horns of the wild oxen!
You have answered me!
22:22 I will declare your name to my countrymen!
In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!
22:23 You loyal followers of the LORD, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him!
22:24 For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed;
he did not ignore him;
when he cried out to him, he responded.
22:25 You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly;
I will fulfill my promises before the LORD’s loyal followers.
22:26 Let the oppressed eat and be filled!
Let those who seek his help praise the LORD!
May you live forever!
22:27 Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the LORD and turn to him!
Let all the nations worship you!
22:28 For the LORD is king
and rules over the nations.
22:29 All of the thriving people of the earth will join the celebration and worship;
all those who are descending into the grave will bow before him,
including those who cannot preserve their lives.
22:30 A whole generation will serve him;
they will tell the next generation about the sovereign Lord.
22:31 They will come and tell about his saving deeds;
they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished.

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Psalm 51

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51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love!
Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!
51:2 Wash away my wrongdoing!
Cleanse me of my sin!
51:3 For I am aware of my rebellious acts;
I am forever conscious of my sin.
51:4 Against you – you above all – I have sinned;
I have done what is evil in your sight.
So you are just when you confront me;
you are right when you condemn me.
51:5 Look, I was guilty of sin from birth,
a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.
51:6 Look, you desire integrity in the inner man;
you want me to possess wisdom.
51:7 Sprinkle me with water and I will be pure;
wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
51:8 Grant me the ultimate joy of being forgiven!
May the bones you crushed rejoice!
51:9 Hide your face from my sins!
Wipe away all my guilt!
51:10 Create for me a pure heart, O God!
Renew a resolute spirit within me!
51:11 Do not reject me!
Do not take your Holy Spirit away from me!
51:12 Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance!
Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!
51:13 Then I will teach rebels your merciful ways,
and sinners will turn to you.
51:14 Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O God, the God who delivers me!
Then my tongue will shout for joy because of your deliverance.
51:15 O Lord, give me the words!
Then my mouth will praise you.
51:16 Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it;
you do not desire a burnt sacrifice.
51:17 The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit –
O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.
51:18 Because you favor Zion, do what is good for her!
Fortify the walls of Jerusalem!
51:19 Then you will accept the proper sacrifices, burnt sacrifices and whole offerings;
then bulls will be sacrificed on your altar.

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Psalm 110

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110:1 Here is the LORD’s proclamation to my lord:
“Sit down at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool!”
110:2 The LORD extends your dominion from Zion.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
110:3 Your people willingly follow you when you go into battle.
On the holy hills at sunrise the dew of your youth belongs to you.
110:4 The LORD makes this promise on oath and will not revoke it:
“You are an eternal priest after the pattern of Melchizedek.”
110:5 O sovereign LORD, at your right hand
he strikes down kings in the day he unleashes his anger.
110:6 He executes judgment against the nations;
he fills the valleys with corpses;
he shatters their heads over the vast battlefield.
110:7 From the stream along the road he drinks;
then he lifts up his head.

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Psalm 118:19-29

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118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple!
I will enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the LORD’s gate –
the godly enter through it.
118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me,
and have become my deliverer.
118:22 The stone which the builders discarded
has become the cornerstone.
118:23 This is the LORD’s work.
We consider it amazing!
118:24 This is the day the LORD has brought about.
We will be happy and rejoice in it.
118:25 Please LORD, deliver!
Please LORD, grant us success!
118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the LORD be blessed!
We will pronounce blessings on you in the LORD’s temple.
118:27 The LORD is God and he has delivered us.
Tie the offering with ropes
to the horns of the altar!
118:28 You are my God and I will give you thanks!
You are my God and I will praise you!
118:29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!

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Psalm 118:1-18

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118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!
118:2 Let Israel say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:3 Let the family of Aaron say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:4 Let the loyal followers of the LORD say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:5 In my distress I cried out to the LORD.
The LORD answered me and put me in a wide open place.
118:6 The LORD is on my side, I am not afraid!
What can people do to me?
118:7 The LORD is on my side as my helper.
I look in triumph on those who hate me.
118:8 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in people.
118:9 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
118:10 All the nations surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:12 They surrounded me like bees.
But they disappeared as quickly as a fire among thorns.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:13 “You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down,
but the LORD helped me.
118:14 The LORD gives me strength and protects me;
he has become my deliverer.”
118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly.
The LORD’s right hand conquers,
118:16 the LORD’s right hand gives victory,
the LORD’s right hand conquers.
118:17 I will not die, but live,
and I will proclaim what the LORD has done.
118:18 The LORD severely punished me,
but he did not hand me over to death.

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Psalm 118

118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!
118:2 Let Israel say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:3 Let the family of Aaron say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:4 Let the loyal followers of the LORD say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:5 In my distress I cried out to the LORD.
The LORD answered me and put me in a wide open place.
118:6 The LORD is on my side, I am not afraid!
What can people do to me?
118:7 The LORD is on my side as my helper.
I look in triumph on those who hate me.
118:8 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in people.
118:9 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
118:10 All the nations surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:12 They surrounded me like bees.
But they disappeared as quickly as a fire among thorns.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:13 “You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down,
but the Lord helped me.
118:14 The LORD gives me strength and protects me;
he has become my deliverer.”
118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly.
The LORD’s right hand conquers,
118:16 the LORD’s right hand gives victory,
the LORD’s right hand conquers.
118:17 I will not die, but live,
and I will proclaim what the LORD has done.
118:18 The LORD severely punished me,
but he did not hand me over to death.
118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple!
I will enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the LORD’s gate –
the godly enter through it.
118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me,
and have become my deliverer.
118:22 The stone which the builders discarded
has become the cornerstone.
118:23 This is the LORD’s work.
We consider it amazing!
118:24 This is the day the LORD has brought about.
We will be happy and rejoice in it.
118:25 Please LORD, deliver!
Please LORD, grant us success!
118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the LORD be blessed!
We will pronounce blessings on you in the LORD’s temple.
118:27 The LORD is God and he has delivered us.
Tie the offering with ropes
to the horns of the altar!
118:28 You are my God and I will give you thanks!
You are my God and I will praise you!
118:29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!

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