The Book Of Psalms
mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your
great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my
iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when
you speak and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth
in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast
spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your
Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and
grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach
transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Save me
from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me,
and my tongue will sing
of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will
declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart,
God, you will not despise.
18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then there will be righteous
sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you;
then bulls will be
offered on your altar.
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1 It is good to praise the LORD
and make music to your name, O Most High,
2 to proclaim your love in
the morning and your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the
ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.
4 For you make me glad by
your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the work of your hands.
great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!
senseless man does not know, fools do not understand,
7 that though the
wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be
for ever destroyed. 8 But you, O LORD, are exalted for ever.
surely your enemies, O LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all
evildoers will be scattered.
10 You have exalted my horn like that of a
wild ox; fine oils have been poured upon me.
11 My eyes have seen the
defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked
foes. 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow
like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will
flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old
age, they will stay fresh and green,
15 proclaiming, The LORD is
upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
3 who forgives all your
sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires
with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made
known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD
is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger for ever;
does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great
is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the
west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father
has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are
15 As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a
flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its
place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the
LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with
their children's children-
18 with those who keep his covenant and
remember to obey his precepts.
19 The LORD has established his throne
in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the LORD, you his
angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his
22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his
Praise the LORD, O my soul.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD my God, you are very great; you are
clothed with splendour and majesty.
2 He wraps himself in light as with
a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 and lays the
beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his
chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.
4 He makes winds his
messengers, flames of fire his servants.
5 He set the earth on its
foundations; it can never be moved.
6 You covered it with the deep as
with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 But at your
rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to
8 they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the
to the place you assigned for them.
9 You set a boundary they
cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.
10 He makes
springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench
12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing
among the branches.
13 He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. 14 He makes grass grow for
the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate-
bringing forth food from
15 wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face
shine, and bread that sustains his heart. 16 The trees of the LORD are
well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests; the
stork has its home in the pine trees.
18 The high mountains belong to
the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the conies.
19 The moon
marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
20 You bring
darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
22 The sun
rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
Then man goes out to his work, to his labour until evening.
24 How many
are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full
of your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with
creatures beyond number-
living things both large and small.
the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic
27 These all look to you to give them their food at the proper
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open
they are satisfied with good things.
29 When you hide your
face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath,
they die and
return to the dust.
30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and
you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the LORD endure
for ever; may the LORD rejoice in his works-
32 he who looks at the
earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long
as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no
Praise the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD.