- <<To the chief
- A Psalm of David.>>
- "The king shall
joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly
shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and
hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. For thou
preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a
crown of pure gold on his head.
- "He asked life
of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever
and ever. His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty
hast thou laid upon him. For thou hast made him most blessed
for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
- "For the king trusteth
in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall
not be moved. Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy
right hand shall find out those that hate thee. Thou shalt make
them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall
swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed
from among the children of men.
- "For they intended
evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which
they are not able to perform. Therefore shalt thou make them
turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon
thy strings against the face of them. Be thou exalted, LORD,
in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
- <<To the chief
- A Psalm of David.>>
- "My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me,
and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the daytime,
but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
- "Our fathers trusted
in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried
unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were
not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men,
and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to
scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, "
- "He trusted on
the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing
he delighted in him. But thou art he that took me out of the
womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God .... "
- "Be not far from
me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls
have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring
lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of
joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my
"My strength is
dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have
compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they
pierced my hands and my feet. ...: they look and stare upon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee
to help me.
Deliver my soul from
the sword; my .... from the power of the dog. Save me from the
lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me ....... I will declare thy
name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will
I praise thee. Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the
seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of
<<A Psalm of David.>>
"The LORD is my
shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green
pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth
my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his
"Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- "Surely goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will
dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.