Psalm 26 King James Version

A Protestation of Integrity

26 1  Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide. 2  Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. 3  For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 4  I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. 5  I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

6  I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord: 7  That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 8  Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. 9  Gather [1] not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: 10  In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full [2] of bribes. 11  But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. 12  My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.

Psalm 40 King James Version

Praise for Deliverance

40 1  I waited [3] patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2  He brought me up also out of an horrible [4] pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4  Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 5  Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6  Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: [5] burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. 7  Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within [6] my heart. 9  I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. 10  I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

11  Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. 12  For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. 13  Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me. 14  Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. 15  Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. 16  Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified. 17  But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Psalm 58 King James Version

A Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked

58 1  Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? 2  Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3  The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. 4  Their poison is like the poison [7] of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; 5  Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming [8] never so wisely.

6  Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. 7  Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8  As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9  Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. 10  The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11  So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward [9] for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Psalm 61-62 King James Version

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Confidence in God's Protection

61 1  Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 4  I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust [10] in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

5  For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. 6  Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations. 7  He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. 8  So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

God the Only Refuge

62 1  Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2  He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; [11] I shall not be greatly moved. 3  How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. 4  They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. [12] Selah. 5  My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

8  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9  Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether [13] lighter than vanity. 10  Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. 11  God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power [14] belongeth unto God. 12  Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Psalm 64 King James Version

A Prayer for Protection from Hidden Enemies

64 1  Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4  That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5  They encourage themselves in an evil matter: [15] they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6  They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

7  But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8  So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9  And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. 10  The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Footnotes

[1] 26:9 Gather...: or, Take not away

[2] 26:10 full...: Heb. filled with

[3] 40:1 I waited...: Heb. In waiting I waited

[4] 40:2 an horrible...: Heb. a pit of noise

[5] 40:6 opened: Heb. digged

[6] 40:8 within...: Heb. in the midst of my bowels

[7] 58:4 like the poison: Heb. according to the likeness, etc

[8] 58:5 charming...: or, be the charmer never so cunning

[9] 58:11 a reward...: Heb. fruit of the, etc

[10] 61:4 trust: or, make my refuge

[11] 62:2 defence: Heb. high place

[12] 62:4 inwardly: Heb. in their inward parts

[13] 62:9 altogether: or, alike

[14] 62:11 power: or, strength

[15] 64:5 matter: or, speech

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