100 verses

Gen 31:27

(NIV)
Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so that I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps?
(ESV)
Why did you flee secretly and trick me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with mirth and songs, with tambourine and lyre?

1Chr 6:31

(NIV)
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the  Lord after the ark came to rest there.
(ESV)
These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the  Lord after the ark rested there.

1Chr 6:32

(NIV)
They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, until Solomon built the temple of the  Lord in Jerusalem. They performed their duties according to the regulations laid down for them.

(ESV)
They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the  Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order.

1Chr 15:22

(NIV)
Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skilful at it.

(ESV)
Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

1Chr 15:27

(NIV)
Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the musicians, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.
(ESV)
David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod.

1Chr 15:28

(NIV)
So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.

(ESV)
So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.

1Chr 16:42

(NIV)
Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.

(ESV)
Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate.

1Chr 25:6

(NIV)
All these men were under the supervision of their father for the music of the temple of the  Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God.

Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king.
(ESV)
They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the  Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king.

1Chr 25:7

(NIV)
Along with their relatives – all of them trained and skilled in music for the  Lord – they numbered 288.
(ESV)
The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the  Lord, all who were skillful, was 288.

2Chr 7:6

(NIV)
The priests took up their positions, as did the Levites with the  Lord’s musical instruments, which King David had made for praising the  Lord and which were used when he gave thanks, saying, ‘His love endures for ever.’ Opposite the Levites, the priests blew their trumpets, and all the Israelites were standing.
(ESV)
The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the  Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the  Lordfor his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.

2Chr 34:12

(NIV)
The workers laboured faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites – all who were skilled in playing musical instruments –
(ESV)
And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music,

Neh 12:27

(NIV)
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
(ESV)
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres.

Job 21:12

(NIV)
They sing to the music of tambourine and lyre;
they make merry to the sound of the pipe.
(ESV)
They sing to the tambourine and the lyre
and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Ps 4:1

(NIV)
Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
(ESV)
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

(NIV)

For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Ps 5:1

(NIV)
Listen to my words,  Lord,
consider my lament.
(ESV)
Give ear to my words, O  Lord;
consider my groaning.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

Ps 6:1

(NIV)
 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
(ESV)
O  Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.

(NIV)

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

Ps 8:1

(NIV)
 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
(ESV)
O  Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘The Death of the Son’. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

Ps 9:1

(NIV)
I will give thanks to you,  Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
(ESV)
I will give thanks to the  Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. Of David.

Ps 11:1

(NIV)
In the  Lord I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
‘Flee like a bird to your mountain.
(ESV)
In the  Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
Flee like a bird to your mountain,

(NIV)

For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

Ps 12:1

(NIV)
Help,  Lord, for no one is faithful any more;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
(ESV)
Save, O  Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 13:1

(NIV)
How long,  Lord? Will you forget me for ever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
(ESV)
How long, O  Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. Of David.

Ps 14:1

(NIV)
The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
(ESV)
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the  Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the  Lord on the day when the  Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

Ps 18:1

(NIV)
I love you,  Lord, my strength.
(ESV)
I love you, O  Lord, my strength.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 19:1

(NIV)
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
(ESV)
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 20:1

(NIV)
May the  Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
(ESV)
May the  Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 21:1

(NIV)
The king rejoices in your strength,  Lord.
How great is his joy in the victories you give!
(ESV)
O  Lord, in your strength the king rejoices,
and in your salvation how greatly he exults!

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘The Doe of the Morning’. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

Ps 22:1

(NIV)
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
(ESV)
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?

Ps 27:6

(NIV)
Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the  Lord.
(ESV)
And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the  Lord.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 31:1

(NIV)
In you,  Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
(ESV)
In you, O  Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!

Ps 33:2

(NIV)
Praise the  Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
(ESV)
Give thanks to the  Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the  Lord.

Ps 36:1

(NIV)
I have a message from God in my heart
concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.
(ESV)
Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in his heart;
there is no fear of God
before his eyes.

(NIV)

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

Ps 39:1

(NIV)
I said, ‘I will watch my ways
and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
while in the presence of the wicked.’
(ESV)
I said, “I will guard my ways,
that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,
so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 40:1

(NIV)
I waited patiently for the  Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
(ESV)
I waited patiently for the  Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 41:1

(NIV)
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the  Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
(ESV)
Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
In the day of trouble the  Lord delivers him;

(NIV)

For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 42:1

(NIV)
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
(ESV)
As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 44:1

(NIV)
We have heard it with our ears, O God;
our ancestors have told us
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.
(ESV)
O God, we have heard with our ears,
our fathers have told us,
what deeds you performed in their days,
in the days of old:

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Lilies’. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song.

Ps 45:1

(NIV)
My heart is stirred by a noble theme
as I recite my verses for the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skilful writer.
(ESV)
My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.

Ps 45:8

(NIV)
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
from palaces adorned with ivory
the music of the strings makes you glad.
(ESV)
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

Ps 46:1

(NIV)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
(ESV)
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 47:1

(NIV)
Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.
(ESV)
Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 49:1

(NIV)
Hear this, all you peoples;
listen, all who live in this world,
(ESV)
Hear this, all peoples!
Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,

Ps 49:4

(NIV)
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
with the harp I will expound my riddle:
(ESV)
I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Ps 51:1

(NIV)
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
(ESV)
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: ‘David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.’

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

Ps 52:1

(NIV)
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
(ESV)
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

(NIV)

For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.

Ps 53:1

(NIV)
The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.
(ESV)
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;
there is none who does good.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, ‘Is not David hiding among us?’

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”

Ps 54:1

(NIV)
Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.
(ESV)
O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.

Ps 55:1

(NIV)
Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
(ESV)
Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘A Dove on Distant Oaks’. Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Ps 56:1

(NIV)
Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
all day long they press their attack.
(ESV)
Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

Ps 57:1

(NIV)
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.
(ESV)
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.

Ps 57:7

(NIV)
My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
(ESV)
My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make melody!

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. Of David. A miktam.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David.

Ps 58:1

(NIV)
Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
Do you judge people with equity?
(ESV)
Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.

Ps 59:1

(NIV)
Deliver me from my enemies, O God;
be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
(ESV)
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me;

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘The Lily of the Covenant’. A miktam of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

Ps 60:1

(NIV)
You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry – now restore us!
(ESV)
O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
you have been angry; oh, restore us.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.

Ps 61:1

(NIV)
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
(ESV)
Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer;

(NIV)

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

Ps 62:1

(NIV)
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
(ESV)
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 64:1

(NIV)
Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
(ESV)
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

Ps 65:1

(NIV)
Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
(ESV)
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.

Ps 66:1

(NIV)
Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
(ESV)
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

Ps 67:1

(NIV)
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine on us –
(ESV)
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,  Selah

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

Ps 68:1

(NIV)
May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
may his foes flee before him.
(ESV)
God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
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