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Psalm chapter 21

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[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!
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You have given him his heart's desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah
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For You meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of pure gold on his head.
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He asked You for life, and You gave it to him-- length of days forever and ever.
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His glory is great through Your victory; You confer majesty and splendor on him.
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You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.
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For the king relies on the LORD; through the faithful love of the Most High he is not shaken.
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Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.
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You will make them [burn] like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD will engulf them in His wrath, and fire will devour them.
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You will wipe their descendants from the earth and their offspring from the human race.
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Though they intend to harm you and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.
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Instead, you will put them to flight when you aim your bow at their faces.
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Be exalted, LORD, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your might.

Psalm chapter 22

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[For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm.] My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?
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My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
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But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
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Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You rescued them.
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They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.
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But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.
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Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads:
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"He relies on the LORD; let Him rescue him; let the LORD deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."
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You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.
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I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
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Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.
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Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
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They open their mouths against me-- lions, mauling and roaring.
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I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me.
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My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death.
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For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet.
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I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.
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They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.
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But You, LORD, don't be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.
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Deliver my life from the sword, my very life from the power of the dog.
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Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.
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I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation.
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You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All you descendants of Israel, revere Him!
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For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him, but listened when he cried to Him for help.
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I will give praise in the great congregation because of You; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.
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The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!
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All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before You,
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for kingship belongs to the LORD; He rules over the nations.
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All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him-- even the one who cannot preserve his life.
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Descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.
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They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness-- what He has done.

Psalm chapter 23

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[A Davidic psalm.] The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
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He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
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He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name's sake.
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Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear [no] danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-- they comfort me.
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You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
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Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live.

Psalm chapter 24

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[A Davidic psalm.] The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the LORD;
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for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
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Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in His holy place?
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The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not set his mind on what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully.
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He will receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
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Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
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Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.
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Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.
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Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.
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Who is He, this King of glory? The LORD of Hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

Psalm chapter 25

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[Davidic.] LORD, I turn my hope to You.
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My God, I trust in You. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.
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Not one person who waits for You will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.
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Make Your ways known to me, LORD; teach me Your paths.
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Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long.
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Remember, LORD, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they [have existed] from antiquity.
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Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me because of Your goodness, LORD.
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The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.
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He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.
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All the LORD's ways [show] faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.
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Because of Your name, LORD, forgive my sin, for it is great.
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Who is the person who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.
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He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land.
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The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.
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My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will pull my feet out of the net.
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Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and afflicted.
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The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings.
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Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.
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Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently.
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Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.
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May integrity and uprightness keep me, for I wait for You.
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God, Redeem Israel, from all its distresses.