THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

32:11Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

43:14And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

Exodus (Author Moses)

17:4And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

Numbers (Author Moses)

20:16And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

1 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

1:10And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

1:11And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

2 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

12:22And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?

15:31And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

22:7In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

1 Kings (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Jeremiah from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

8:36Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

8:37If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

8:38What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:

8:39Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)

8:40That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

8:41Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

8:42(For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

8:43Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

8:44If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:

8:45Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

8:46If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

8:47Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

8:48And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

8:49Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

8:50And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:

2 Kings (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Jeremiah from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

19:16LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

19:19Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.

1 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

5:20And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

2 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

6:24And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;

6:25Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.

6:26When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;

6:27Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.

6:28If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:

6:29Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:

6:30Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)

6:31That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

6:32Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;

6:33Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

6:34If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name;

6:35Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

6:36If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;

6:37Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;

6:38If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

6:39Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

14:11And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

20:4And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

20:5And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,

20:6And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

20:7Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

20:8And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,

20:9If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

20:10And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;

20:11Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

20:12O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

20:13And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

33:12And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

33:13And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.

Nehemiah (Author Nehemiah or Ezra or both)

4:4Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

4:5And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.

4:9Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

6:9For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

6:14My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

9:32Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

10:2I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

10:9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10:15If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

13:21Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

16:20My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

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

3:1LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

3:2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

3:7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

4:1Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

5:8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

6:1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

6:2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

6:3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

6:4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

6:5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6:6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

6:7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

7:1O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

7:2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

7:6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7:7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

9:13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

9:14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

10:1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

10:12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

13:1How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

13:2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

13:3Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

13:4Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

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

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.

17:6I 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.

17:13Arise, 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.

20:1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

20:2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

22:2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

22:3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

22:4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

22:5They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

22:6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

22:8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

22:9But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

22:11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

22:12Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

22:13They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

22:14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

22:16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

22:17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

22:18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

22:19But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

22:20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

22:21Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

25:2O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

25:16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

25:17The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

25:18Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

25:19Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

25:22Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

27:11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

27:12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

28:1Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

30:9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

30:10Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

31:1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

31:2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

31:3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

31:4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

31:14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

31:15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

31:16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

31:17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

31:18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

35:1Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

35:2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

35:3Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

35:17Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

35:19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

35:22This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

35:23Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

35:25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

38:1O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

38:4For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

38:5My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

38:6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

38:7For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

38:8I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

38:10My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

38:11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

38:12They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

38:13But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

38:14Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

38:15For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

38:16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

38:17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

38:18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

38:19But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

38:20They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

38:21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

38:22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

39:10Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

39:12Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

39:13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

40:13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

40:17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

42:9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

43:1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

43:2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

43:3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

43:4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

43:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

44:4Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

44:23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

44:24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

44:25For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

44:26Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

54:1Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

54:2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

54:3For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

55:1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

55:2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

55:3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

55:4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

55:5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

55:6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

55:7Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

55:8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

55:9Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

55:10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

55:11Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

55:12For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

55:13But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

55:14We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

55:15Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

55:16As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

55:17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

56:1Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

56:2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

56:3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

56:4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

56:5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

56:7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

56:8Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

56:9When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

56:10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

56:11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

57:1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

57:2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

59:1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

59:2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

59:3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

59:4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

59:5Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

59:6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

59:8But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

59:9Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

59:10The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

59:11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

59:12For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

59:13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

59:14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:15Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

59:16But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

59:17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

60:1O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

60:2Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

60:3Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

60:11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

61:1Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

61:2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

64:1Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

64:2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

69:1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

69:2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

69:3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

69:4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

69:5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

69:6Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

69:8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

69:9For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

69:10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

69:11I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

69:12They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

69:14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

69:15Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

69:16Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

69:18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

69:19Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

69:20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

69:21They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

69:22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

69:23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

69:24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

69:25Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

69:26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

69:27Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

69:29But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

69:30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

69:31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

69:32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

69:33For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

69:34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

69:35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

69:36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

70:1Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

70:2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

71:1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

71:2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

71:4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

71:9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

71:12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

74:1O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

74:3Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

74:10O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

74:11Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

74:19O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

74:21O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

74:22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

74:23Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

77:1I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

77:2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

77:7Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

77:8Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

77:9Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

79:1O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

79:5How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

79:8O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

79:9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

79:11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

80:1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

80:3Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

80:4O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

80:5Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

80:14Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

83:1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

83:2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

83:3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

83:4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

83:5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

83:6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

83:7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

83:8Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

83:9Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

83:10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

83:11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

83:12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

83:13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

83:14As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

83:15So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

83:16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

83:17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

83:18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

85:5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

85:6Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

85:7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

86:1Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

86:2Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

86:3Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

86:4Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

86:5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

86:6Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

86:7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

86:8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

86:9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

86:10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

86:11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

86:12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

86:13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

86:14O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

86:15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

86:16O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

86:17Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

88:9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

88:10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

88:13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

88:14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

89:39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

89:41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

89:42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

89:43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

89:44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

89:46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

89:47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

89:48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

94:1O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

94:2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

94:3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

94:4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

94:5They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

94:6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

94:7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

94:8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

94:9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

94:10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

94:11The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

94:12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

94:13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

94:14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

94:15But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

94:16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

94:17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

94:18When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

94:19In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

94:20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

94:21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

94:22But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

94:23And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

102:2Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

102:24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

106:47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

108:6That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

108:12Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

109:1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

109:2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

109:3They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

109:4For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

109:5And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

109:6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

109:7When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

109:8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

109:9Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

109:10Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

109:11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

109:12Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

109:13Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

109:14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

109:16Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

109:17As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

109:18As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

109:19Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

109:20Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

109:21But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

109:22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

109:23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

109:24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

109:25I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

109:26Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

109:27That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

109:28Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

109:29Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

109:30I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

109:31For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

116:4Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

ALEPH.

119:22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

119:28My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

119:39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

119:41Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

119:42So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

119:76Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

119:77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

119:82Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

119:84How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:107I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

119:121I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

119:123Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

119:134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

119:145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

119:146I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

119:147I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

119:148Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

119:149Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

119:153Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.

119:154Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

119:170Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

119:173Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

120:2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

123:3Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

123:4Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

126:4Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

130:1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

130:2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

130:3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

130:4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

130:5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

130:6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

130:7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

130:8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

140:1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

140:2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

140:3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

140:4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

140:5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

140:6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

140:7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

140:8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

140:9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

140:11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

140:12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

141:1LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

141:2Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

141:3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:5Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

141:6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

141:7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

141:8But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

141:9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

142:1I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

142:2I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

142:5I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

142:6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

142:7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

143:1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

143:2And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

143:3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

143:4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

143:5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

143:6I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

143:7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

143:8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

143:9Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

143:10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

143:11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

143:12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

33:2O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

38:2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

38:3And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

38:14Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

38:15What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

38:16O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

38:17Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

38:18For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

38:19The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

51:9Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

63:15Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

63:16Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

63:17O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

64:1Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

64:9Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

64:10Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

64:11Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.

64:12Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

10:24O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

14:8O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

14:9Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

14:19Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

14:20We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

14:21Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

15:15O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

16:19O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

17:17Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

17:18Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

18:19Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.

27:8And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

32:16Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,

32:17Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

32:18Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,

32:19Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

32:20Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day;

32:21And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;

32:22And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;

32:23And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:

32:24Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.

32:25And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

Lamentations (Author Jeremiah)

1:9Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

1:10The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

1:11All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.

1:20Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

2:18Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

2:19Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

5:1Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

5:16The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

5:17For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

5:19Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

5:20Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

5:21Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

5:22But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

Daniel (Author Daniel)

6:10Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Joel (Author Joel)

1:19O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

Jonah (Author Jonah)

1:14Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.

2:1Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

2:2And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

2:3For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

2:4Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

2:5The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

2:6I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

2:7When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

2:8They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

2:9But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

2:10And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Habakkuk (Author Habakkuk)

1:12Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

1:13Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

Matthew (Author Matthew)

8:25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

14:30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

15:22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

15:23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

15:24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

15:25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

15:26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

15:27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

15:28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

26:39And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

26:42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

26:44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

27:46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Mark (Author John Mark)

14:36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

15:34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Luke (Author Luke)

18:1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

22:42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

23:46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

John (Author John)

11:3Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Acts (Author Luke)

4:29And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

4:30By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

7:59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

7:60And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

2 Corinthians (Author Paul)

12:8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

James (Author James)

5:13Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

5:14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

5:15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

5:16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.



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