Psalms – Chapter 55

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 56 1 1 For the leader. On stringed instruments. A maskil of David. 2 Listen, God, to my prayer; do not hide from my pleading; 3 hear me and give answer. I rock with grief; I groan 4 at the uproar of the enemy, the clamor of the wicked. They heap trouble upon me, savagely accuse me. 5 My heart pounds within me; death’s terrors fall upon me. 6 Fear and trembling overwhelm me; shuddering sweeps over me. 7 I say, “If only I had wings like a dove that I might fly away and find rest. 8 Far away I would flee;… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 55

Psalms – Chapter 54

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 54 1 1 For the leader. On stringed instruments. A maskil of David, 2 when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “David is hiding among us.” 3 2 O God, by your name save me. By your strength defend my cause. 4 O God, hear my prayer. Listen to the words of my mouth. 5 The arrogant have risen against me; the ruthless seek my life; they do not keep God before them. Selah 6 God is present as my helper; the Lord sustains my life. 7 Turn back the evil upon my foes; in your faithfulness, destroy them. 8 Then I will offer you generous sacrifice and… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 54

Psalms – Chapter 53

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 53 1 1 For the leader; according to Mahalath. A maskil of David. 2 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” Their deeds are loathsome and corrupt; not one does what is right. 3 God looks down from heaven upon the human race, To see if even one is wise, if even one seeks God. 4 All have gone astray; all alike are perverse. Not one does what is right, not even one. 5 Will these evildoers never learn? They devour my people as they devour bread;… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 53

Psalms – Chapter 52

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 52 1 1 For the leader. A maskil of David, 2 when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, “David went to the house of Ahimelech.” 3 Why do you glory in evil, you scandalous liar? All day long 4 you plot destruction; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, you skillful deceiver. 5 You love evil rather than good, lies rather than honest speech. Selah 6 You love any word that destroys, you deceitful tongue. 7 Now God will strike you down, leave you crushed forever, Pluck you from your tent, uproot you from the land of the living. Selah 8 The righteous will look on with awe; they will jeer and say: 9 “That one did not take God as a refuge,… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 52

Psalms – Chapter 51

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 51 1 1 For the leader. A psalm of David, 2 when Nathan the prophet came to him after his affair with Bathsheba. 3 Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense. 4 Wash away all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me. 5 For I know my offense; my sin is always before me. 6 Against you alone have I sinned; I have done such evil in your sight That you are just in your sentence, blameless when you condemn. 7… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 51

Psalms – Chapter 50

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 50 1 A psalm of Asaph. 1 The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2 From Zion God shines forth. perfect in beauty. 3 Our God comes and will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes, storming fiercely round about. 4 God summons the heavens above and the earth to the judgment of his people: 5 “Gather my faithful ones before me, those who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” 6 The heavens proclaim divine justice, for God alone is the judge. Selah 7 “Listen, my people, I will speak; Israel, I will testify against you; God, your God, am I. 8… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 50

Psalms – Chapter 49

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 49 1 1 2 For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites. 2 Hear this, all you peoples! Give ear, all who inhabit the world, 3 You of lowly birth or high estate, rich and poor alike. 4 My mouth shall speak wisdom, my heart shall offer insight. 5 3 I will turn my attention to a problem, expound my question to the music of a lyre. 6 Why should I fear in evil days, when my wicked pursuers ring me round, 7 Those who trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches? 8 4 One cannot redeem oneself, pay to God a ransom. 9 Too high the price to redeem a life; one would never have enough 10 To stay alive forever and… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 49

Psalms – Chapter 48

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 48 1 1 2 A psalm of the Korahites. A song. 2 Great is the LORD and highly praised in the city of our God: The holy mountain, 3 3 fairest of heights, the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, the heights of Zaphon, the city of the great king. 4 God is its citadel, renowned as a stronghold. 5 See! The kings assembled, together they invaded. 6 4 When they looked they were astounded; terrified, they were put to flight! 7 Trembling seized them there, anguish, like a woman’s labor, 8 5 As when the east wind wrecks the ships of Tarshish! 9 6 What we had heard we… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 48

Psalms – Chapter 47

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 47 1 1 For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites. 2 All you peoples, clap your hands; shout to God with joyful cries. 3 For the LORD, the Most High, inspires awe, the great king overall the earth, 4 Who made people subject to us, brought nations under our feet, 5 2 Who chose a land for our heritage, the glory of Jacob, the beloved. Selah 6 3 God mounts the throne amid shouts of joy; the LORD, amid trumpet blasts. 7 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise. 8 God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. 9 God rules over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne. 10 The princes of the peoples assemble with the people of the God of Abraham. For the rulers of… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 47

Psalms – Chapter 46

The Bible – Old Testament Psalms Index Chapter 46 1 1 2 For the leader. A song of the Korahites. According to alamoth. 2 God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. 3 3 Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea, 4 Though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging. 4 The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. Selah 5 5 Streams of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High. 6 God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken; God will help it at break of day. 7 Though nations rage and kingdoms totter, God’s voice thunders and the earth trembles.… Continue reading Psalms – Chapter 46