THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

16:1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

16:2O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

16:3But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

16:4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

16:5The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

16:6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

16:7I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

16:8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

16:9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

16:10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

16:11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

17:1Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

17:2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

17:3Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

17:4Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

17:5Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

17:6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

17:7Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

17:8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

17:9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

17:10They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

17:11They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

17:12Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

17:13Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

17:14From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

17:15As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

18:1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

18:2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

18:3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

18:4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

18:5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

18:6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

18:7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

18:8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

18:9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

18:10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

18:11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

18:12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

18:13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

18:14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

18:15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

18:16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

18:17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18:18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

18:19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

18:20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

18:21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

18:22For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

18:23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

18:24Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

18:25With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

18:26With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

18:27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

18:28For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

18:29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

18:30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

18:31For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

18:32It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

18:33He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

18:34He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

18:35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

18:36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

18:37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

18:38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

18:39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

18:40Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

18:41They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

18:42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

18:43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

18:44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

18:45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

18:46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

18:47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

18:48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

18:49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

18:50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.



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