Psalm 111-118 New American Standard Bible

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The LORD's Care for His People

111 Praise the Lord ! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart , In the company of the upright and in the assembly . 2  Great are the works of the Lord ; They are studied by all who delight in them. 3  Splendid and majestic is His work , And His righteousness endures forever . 4  He has made His wonders to be remembered ; The Lord is gracious and compassionate . 5  He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever .

6  He has made known to His people the power of His works , In giving them the heritage of the nations . 7  The works of His hands are truth and justice ; All His precepts are sure . 8  They are upheld forever and ever ; They are performed in truth and uprightness . 9  He has sent redemption to His people ; He has ordained His covenant forever ; Holy and awesome is His name . 10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom ; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever .

The Prosperity of Him Who Fears the LORD

112 Praise the Lord ! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord , Who greatly delights in His commandments . 2  His descendants will be mighty on earth ; The generation of the upright will be blessed . 3  Wealth and riches are in his house , And his righteousness endures forever . 4  Light arises in the darkness for the upright ; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous . 5  It is well with the man who is gracious and lends ; He will maintain his cause in judgment .

6  For he will never e be shaken ; The righteous will be remembered forever . 7  He will not fear evil tidings ; His heart is steadfast , trusting in the Lord . 8  His heart is upheld , he will not fear , Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries . 9  He has given freely to the poor , His righteousness endures forever ; His horn will be exalted in honor . 10  The wicked will see it and be vexed , He will gnash his teeth and melt away ; The desire of the wicked will perish .

Praise for Exalting the Humble

113 Praise the Lord ! Praise , O servants of the Lord , Praise the name of the Lord . 2  Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever e . 3  From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised . 4  The Lord is high above all nations ; His glory is above the heavens . 5  Who is like the Lord our God , Who is enthroned on high , 6  Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth ? 7  He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap , 8  To make them sit with princes , With the princes of His people . 9  He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children . Praise the Lord !

The Wonders of the Exodus

114 When Israel went forth from Egypt , The house of Jacob from a people of strange language , 2  Judah became His sanctuary , Israel , His dominion . 3  The sea looked and fled ; The Jordan turned back . 4  The mountains skipped like rams , The hills , like lambs e . 5  What ails you, O sea , that you flee ? O Jordan , that you turn back ? 6  O mountains , that you skip like rams ? O hills , like lambs e ? 7  Tremble , O earth , before e the Lord , Before e the God of Jacob , 8  Who turned the rock into a pool of water , The flint into a fountain of water .

God and the Idols

115 Not to us, O Lord , not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness , because of Your truth . 2  Why should the nations say , " Where , now , is their God ?" 3  But our God is in the heavens ; He does whatever e He pleases . 4  Their idols are silver and gold , The work of man's hands . 5  They have mouths , but they cannot speak ; They have eyes , but they cannot see ; 6  They have ears , but they cannot hear ; They have noses , but they cannot smell ; 7  They have hands , but they cannot feel ; They have feet , but they cannot walk ; They cannot make a sound with their throat . 8  Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.

9  O Israel , trust in the Lord ; He is their help and their shield . 10  O house of Aaron , trust in the Lord ; He is their help and their shield . 11  You who fear the Lord , trust in the Lord ; He is their help and their shield . 12  The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel ; He will bless the house of Aaron . 13  He will bless those who fear the Lord , The small together with the great . 14  May the Lord give you increase , You and your children . 15  May you be blessed of the Lord , Maker of heaven and earth . 16  The heavens are the heavens of the Lord , But the earth He has given to the sons of men . 17  The dead do not praise the Lord , Nor do any who go down into silence ; 18  But as for us, we will bless the Lord From this time forth and forever e . Praise the Lord !

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

116 I love the Lord , because He hears My voice and my supplications . 2  Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live . 3  The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow . 4  Then I called upon the name of the Lord : "O Lord , I beseech You, save my life !" 5  Gracious is the Lord , and righteous ; Yes, our God is compassionate . 6  The Lord preserves the simple ; I was brought low , and He saved me. 7  Return to your rest , O my soul , For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. 8  For You have rescued my soul from death , My eyes from tears , My feet from stumbling . 9  I shall walk before the Lord In the land of the living .

10  I believed when I said , "I am greatly afflicted ." 11  I said in my alarm , " All men are liars ." 12  What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefits toward me? 13  I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the Lord . 14  I shall pay my vows to the Lord , Oh may it be in the presence of all His people . 15  Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones . 16  O Lord , surely I am Your servant , I am Your servant , the son of Your handmaid , You have loosed my bonds . 17  To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving , And call upon the name of the Lord . 18  I shall pay my vows to the Lord , Oh may it be in the presence of all His people , 19  In the courts of the Lord'S house , In the midst of you, O Jerusalem . Praise the Lord !

Praise for the LORD's Merciful Kindness

117 Praise the Lord , all nations ; Laud Him, all peoples ! 2  For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord is everlasting . Praise the Lord !

Thanksgiving for the LORD's Salvation

118 Give thanks to the Lord , for He is good ; For His lovingkindness is everlasting . 2  Oh let Israel say , "His lovingkindness is everlasting ." 3  Oh let the house of Aaron say , "His lovingkindness is everlasting ." 4  Oh let those who fear the Lord say , "His lovingkindness is everlasting ." 5  From my distress I called upon the Lord ; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place . 6  The Lord is for me; I will not fear ; What can man do to me? 7  The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me. 8  It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man . 9  It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in princes . 10  All nations surrounded me; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off . 11  They surrounded me, yes , they surrounded me; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off . 12  They surrounded me like bees ; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns ; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off . 13  You pushed me violently so that I was falling , But the Lord helped me. 14  The Lord is my strength and song , And He has become my salvation . 15  The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous ; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly . 16  The right hand of the Lord is exalted ; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly . 17  I will not die , but live , And tell of the works of the Lord . 18  The Lord has disciplined me severely , But He has not given me over to death .

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness ; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord . 20  This is the gate of the Lord ; The righteous will enter through it. 21  I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me, And You have become my salvation . 22  The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone. 23  This is the Lord'S doing e ; It is marvelous in our eyes . 24  This is the day which the Lord has made ; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25  O Lord , do save , we beseech You; O Lord , we beseech You, do send prosperity ! 26  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord ; We have blessed you from the house of the Lord . 27  The Lord is God , and He has given us light ; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar . 28  You are my God , and I give thanks to You; You are my God , I extol You. 29  Give thanks to the Lord , for He is good ; For His lovingkindness is everlasting .

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