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The Book of Psalms
Psalms  5, 8, 15, 23, 24
Psalms  51, 92, 103, 104
Psalm  119
Psalms  136, 139, 145, 146



The Book Of Psalms


Psalm 136

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. - His love endures for ever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. - His love endures for ever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: - His love endures for ever.
4 to him who alone does great wonders, - His love endures for ever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens, - His love endures for ever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,  - His love endures for ever.
7 who made the great lights- His love endures for ever.
8 the sun to govern the day,  - His love endures for ever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night; - His love endures for ever.
10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt  - His love endures for ever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them  - His love endures for ever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; - His love endures for ever.
13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder - His love endures for ever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it, - His love endures for ever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; - His love endures for ever.
16 to him who led his people through the desert, - His love endures for ever.
17 who struck down great kings, - His love endures for ever.
18 and killed mighty kings- His love endures for ever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites - His love endures for ever.
20 and Og king of Bashan- - His love endures for ever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance, - His love endures for ever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel; - His love endures for ever.
23 to the One who remembered us in our low estate - His love endures for ever.
24 and freed us from our enemies, - His love endures for ever.
25 and who gives food to every creature. - His love endures for ever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures for ever.



Psalm 139

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in- behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no-one can fathom.
4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
5 They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty,
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you.
11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving towards all he has made.
14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards all he has made.
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalm 146

1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-
the LORD, who remains faithful for ever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, 8 the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates
the ways of the wicked.
10 The LORD reigns for ever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.

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