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Deliver Me, O Lord
A Song of a Ascents.1 In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
2Deliver me, O Lord,
from lying lips,
from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you,
b and what more shall be done to you,
you deceitful tongue?
4 c A warrior’s d sharp arrows,
with glowing e coals of the broom tree!
5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in f Meshech,
that I dwell among g the tents of h Kedar!
6Too long have I had my dwelling
among those who hate peace.
7 i I am for peace,
but when I speak, they are for war!
My Help Comes from the Lord
A Song of j Ascents.1 I k lift up my eyes to l the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 m My help comes from the Lord,
who n made heaven and earth.
3 He will not o let your foot be moved;
he who p keeps you will not slumber.
4Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your q shade on your r right hand.
6 s The sun shall not t strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will u keep you from all evil;
he will v keep your life.
8The Lord will keep
your w going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Let Us Go to the House of the Lord
A Song of x Ascents. Of David.1 I was glad when they said to me,
y “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
2Our feet have been standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem— z built as a city
that is aa bound firmly together,
4to which the tribes ab go up,
the tribes of the Lord,
as was ac decreed for ▼
▼Or as a testimony forIsrael,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5There ae thrones for judgment were set,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 af Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
“May they be secure who love you!
7Peace be within your ag walls
and security within your ah towers!”
8For my brothers and companions’ sake
I will say ai “Peace be within you!”
9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will aj seek your good.
Our Eyes Look to the Lord Our God
A Song of ak Ascents.1 To you I al lift up my eyes,
O you who are am enthroned in the heavens!
2Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he has mercy upon us.
3 an Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of ao contempt.
4Our soul has had more than enough
of ap the scorn of aq those who are at ease,
of the contempt of ar the proud.
Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
A Song of as Ascents. Of David.1 at If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
au let Israel now say—
2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
3then they would have av swallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
4then aw the flood would have ax swept us away,
the torrent would have gone ay over us;
5then over us would have gone
the raging waters.
6 Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us
as prey to their teeth!
7We have escaped like a bird
from az the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped!
8 ba Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
The Lord Surrounds His People
A Song of bb Ascents.1 Those who bc trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which bd cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so be the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
3For bf the scepter of wickedness shall not bg rest
on bh the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous bi stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 bj Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are bk upright in their hearts!
5But those who bl turn aside to their bm crooked ways
the Lord will lead away with bn evildoers!
bo Peace be upon Israel!
Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord
A Song of bp Ascents.1 When the Lord bq restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who br dream.
2Then our bs mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
bt “The Lord has done great things for them.”
3The Lord has done great things for us;
we are glad.
4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like streams in the Negeb!
5 bu Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
6He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
Unless the Lord Builds the House
A Song of bv Ascents. Of Solomon.1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord bw watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious bx toil;
for he gives to his by beloved bz sleep.
3 Behold, ca children are a heritage from the Lord,
cb the fruit of the womb a reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of cc a warrior
are the children ▼
▼Or sonsof one’s youth.
5Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies ce in the gate. ▼
▼Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate
Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord
A Song of cg Ascents.1 ch Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who ci walks in his ways!
2You cj shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
3 Your wife will be like ck a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like cl olive shoots
around your table.
4Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the Lord.
5 cm The Lord bless you cn from Zion!
May you see co the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!
6May you see your cp children’s children!
cq Peace be upon Israel!
They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth
A Song of cr Ascents.1 “Greatly ▼
▼Or Often; also verse 2have they ct afflicted me cu from my youth”—
cv let Israel now say—
2“Greatly have they cw afflicted me cx from my youth,
cy yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 cz The plowers plowed da upon my back;
they made long their furrows.”
4The Lord is righteous;
he has cut db the cords of the wicked.
5May all who hate Zion
be dc put to shame and turned backward!
6Let them be like dd the grass on the housetops,
which de withers before it grows up,
7with which the reaper does not fill his hand
nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
8nor do those who pass by say,
df “The blessing of the Lord be upon you!
We dg bless you in the name of the Lord!”
My Soul Waits for the Lord
A Song of dh Ascents.1 Out of di the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2O Lord, hear my voice!
dj Let your ears be attentive
to dk the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3 If you, O Lord, should dl mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could dm stand?
4But with you there is dn forgiveness,
do that you may be feared.
5 I dp wait for the Lord, dq my soul waits,
and dr in his word I hope;
6my soul ds waits for the Lord
more than dt watchmen for du the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, dv hope in the Lord!
For dw with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8And he will dx redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul
A Song of dy Ascents. Of David.1 O Lord, my heart is not dz lifted up;
my eyes are not ea raised too high;
I do not eb occupy myself with things
too great and ec too marvelous for me.
2But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned ed child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 ee O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
The Lord Has Chosen Zion
A Song of ef Ascents.1 Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor,
all eg the hardships he endured,
2how he swore to the Lord
and eh vowed to ei the Mighty One of Jacob,
3“I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
4I will not ej give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5until I ek find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling place for el the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 Behold, we heard of it in em Ephrathah;
we found it in en the fields of Jaar.
7“Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us eo worship at his ep footstool!”
8 eq Arise, O Lord, and go to your er resting place,
you and the ark of your es might.
9Let your et priests be eu clothed with righteousness,
and let your ev saints shout for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David,
ew do not turn away the face of ex your anointed one.
11 ey The Lord swore to David a sure oath
ez from which he will not turn back:
fa “One of the sons of your body ▼
▼Hebrew of your fruit of the womb
I will set on your throne.
12If your sons keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
shall fc sit on your throne.”
13 For the Lord has fd chosen Zion;
he has fe desired it for his dwelling place:
14“This is my ff resting place forever;
here I will fg dwell, for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly fh bless her provisions;
I will fi satisfy her poor with bread.
16Her fj priests I will clothe with salvation,
and her fk saints will shout for joy.
17There I will make fl a horn to sprout for David;
I have prepared fm a lamp for fn my anointed.
18His enemies I will fo clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”
When Brothers Dwell in Unity
A Song of fp Ascents. Of David.1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when fq brothers dwell in unity! ▼
▼Or dwell together
2It is like the precious fs oil on ft the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on fu the collar of his robes!
3It is like fv the dew of fw Hermon,
which falls on fx the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord fy has commanded the blessing,
Come, Bless the Lord
A Song of fz Ascents.1 Come, bless the Lord, all you ga servants of the Lord,
who gb stand gc by night in the house of the Lord!
2 gd Lift up your hands to ge the holy place
and bless the Lord!
3 May the Lord gf bless you gg from Zion,
he who gh made heaven and earth!
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