Psalm 121 King James Version

The LORD Is Thy Keeper

121 1  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5  The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7  The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8  The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 123-125 King James Version

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A Prayer for Mercy

123 1  Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2  Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 3  Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4  Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

124 1  If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2  If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3  Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4  Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5  Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

6  Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7  Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8  Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

The LORD Is Round about His People

125 1  They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2  As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3  For the rod of the wicked [1] shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

4  Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5  As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 128-130 King James Version

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The Blessedness of Him Who Fears the LORD

128 1  Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. 2  For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3  Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. 4  Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. 5  The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. 6  Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

A Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies

129 1  Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: 2  Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. 3  The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows. 4  The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

5  Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 6  Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: 7  Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. 8  Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.

Hope in the LORD's Redemption

130 1  Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 2  Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

5  I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6  My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch [2] for the morning. 7  Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8  And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Footnotes

[1] 125:3 the wicked: Heb. wickedness

[2] 130:6 I say...: or, which watch unto

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