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Psalm chapter 136

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Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love is eternal.
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Give thanks to the God of gods. His love is eternal.
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Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His love is eternal.
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He alone does great wonders. His love is eternal.
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He made the heavens skillfully. His love is eternal.
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He spread the land on the waters. His love is eternal.
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He made the great lights: His love is eternal.
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the sun to rule by day, His love is eternal.
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the moon and stars to rule by night. His love is eternal.
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He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians His love is eternal.
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and brought Israel out from among them His love is eternal.
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with a strong hand and outstretched arm. His love is eternal.
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He divided the Red Sea His love is eternal.
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and led Israel through, His love is eternal.
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but hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea. His love is eternal.
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He led His people in the wilderness. His love is eternal.
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He struck down great kings His love is eternal.
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and slaughtered famous kings-- His love is eternal.
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Sihon king of the Amorites His love is eternal.
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and Og king of Bashan-- His love is eternal.
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and gave their land as an inheritance, His love is eternal.
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an inheritance to Israel His servant. His love is eternal.
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He remembered us in our humiliation His love is eternal.
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and rescued us from our foes. His love is eternal.
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He gives food to every creature. His love is eternal.
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Give thanks to the God of heaven! His love is eternal.

Psalm chapter 137

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By the rivers of Babylon-- there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.
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There we hung up our lyres on the poplar trees,
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for our captors there asked us for songs, and our tormentors, for rejoicing: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
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How can we sing the LORD's song on foreign soil?
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If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
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May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!
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Remember, LORD, [what] the Edomites said that day at Jerusalem: "Destroy it! Destroy it down to its foundations!"
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Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who pays you back what you have done to us.
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Happy is he who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rocks.

Psalm chapter 138

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[Davidic.] I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings.
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I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your constant love and faithfulness. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else.
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On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me.
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All the kings on earth will give You thanks, LORD, when they hear what You have promised.
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They will sing of the LORD's ways, for the LORD's glory is great.
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Though the LORD is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from afar.
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If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me.
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The LORD will fulfill [His purpose] for me. LORD, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.

Psalm chapter 139

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[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, You have searched me and known me.
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You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.
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You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.
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Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, LORD.
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You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.
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[This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it.
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Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?
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If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
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If I live at the eastern horizon [or] settle at the western limits,
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even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.
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If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will become night"--
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even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.
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For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother's womb.
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I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know [this] very well.
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My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
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Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
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God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is!
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If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, I am still with You.
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God, if only You would kill the wicked-- you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me--
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who invoke You deceitfully. Your enemies swear [by You] falsely.
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LORD, don't I hate those who hate You, and detest those who rebel against You?
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I hate them with extreme hatred; I consider them my enemies.
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Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.
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See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm chapter 140

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[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] Rescue me, LORD, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men
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who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.
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They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah
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Protect me, LORD, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble.
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The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah
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I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Listen, LORD, to my cry for help.
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Lord God, my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle.
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LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah
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As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them].
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Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.
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Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
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I know that the LORD upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.
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Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will live in Your presence.