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Psalm chapter 1

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How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!
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Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
3
He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
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The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
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Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.
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For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Psalm chapter 2

1
Why do the nations rebel and the peoples plot in vain?
2
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and His Anointed One:
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"Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints."
4
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.
5
Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath:
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"I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain."
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I will declare the LORD's decree: He said to Me, "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.
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Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession.
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You will break them with a rod of iron; You will shatter them like pottery."
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So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
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Serve the LORD with reverential awe, and rejoice with trembling.
12
Pay homage to the Son, or He will be angry, and you will perish in your rebellion, for His anger may ignite at any moment. All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

Psalm chapter 3

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[A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom.] LORD, how my foes increase! There are many who attack me.
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Many say about me, "There is no help for him in God." Selah
3
But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.
4
I cry aloud to the LORD, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah
5
I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.
6
I am not afraid of the thousands of people who have taken their stand against me on every side.
7
Rise up, LORD! Save me, my God! You strike all my enemies on the cheek; You break the teeth of the wicked.
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Salvation belongs to the LORD; may Your blessing be on Your people. Selah

Psalm chapter 4

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[For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.] Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted? [How long] will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
3
Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.
4
Be angry and do not sin; on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still. Selah
5
Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.
6
Many are saying, "Who can show us anything good?" Look on us with favor, LORD.
7
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound.
8
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, LORD, make me live in safety.

Psalm chapter 5

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[For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.] Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing.
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Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You.
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At daybreak, LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.
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For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot lodge with You.
5
The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all evildoers.
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You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
7
But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love; I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.
8
LORD, lead me in Your righteousness, because of my adversaries; make Your way straight before me.
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For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.
10
Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You.
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But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You.
12
For You, LORD, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield.