Psalm 111-118 Revised Standard Version

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The LORD's Care for His People

111 1  Prasie the Lord. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 2  Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who have pleasure in them. 3  Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever. 4  He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. 5  He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6  He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. 7  The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy, 8  they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. 9  He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name! 10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever!

The Prosperity of Him Who Fears the LORD

112 1  Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2  His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3  Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever. 4  Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and righteous. 5  It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.

6  For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever. 7  He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. 8  His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his adversaries. 9  He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor. 10  The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked man comes to nought.

Praise for Exalting the Humble

113 1  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 for evermore! 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, and his glory above the heavens! 5  Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, 6  who looks far down upon the heavens and 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 gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

The Wonders of the Exodus

114 1  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, Jordan turned back. 4  The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 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? 7  Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, 8  who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

God and the Idols

115 1  Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness! 2  Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" 3  Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases. 4  Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5  They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. 6  They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. 7  They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat. 8  Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.

9  O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. 10  O house of Aaron, put your 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, both small and great. 14  May the Lord give you increase, you and your children! 15  May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth! 16  The heavens are the Lord's heavens, but the earth he has given to the sons of men. 17  The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any that go down into silence. 18  But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord!

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

116 1  I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3  The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. 4  Then I called on the name of the Lord: "O Lord, I beseech thee, save my life!" 5  Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. 6  The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7  Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. 8  For thou hast delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; 9  I walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10  I kept my faith, even when I said, "I am greatly afflicted"; 11  I said in my consternation, "Men are all a vain hope." 12  What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me? 13  I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, 14  I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. 15  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. 16  O Lord, I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast loosed my bonds. 17  I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. 18  I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, 19  in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!

Praise for the LORD's Merciful Kindness

117 1  Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! 2  For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever. Praise the Lord!

Thanksgiving for the LORD's Salvation

118 1  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever! 2  Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures for ever." 3  Let the house of Aaron say, "His steadfast love endures for ever." 4  Let those who fear the Lord say, "His steadfast love endures for ever." 5  Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. 6  With the Lord on my side I do not fear. What can man do to me? 7  The Lord is on my side to help me; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. 8  It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. 9  It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. 10  All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! 11  They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! 12  They surrounded me like bees, they blazed like a fire of thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! 13  I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. 14  The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. 15  Hark, glad songs of victory 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 shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. 18  The Lord has chastened me sorely, but he has not given me over to death.

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20  This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. 21  I thank thee that thou hast answered me and hast become my salvation. 22  The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. 23  This is the Lord's doing; 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  Save us, we beseech thee, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech thee, give us success! 26  Blessed be he who enters in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord. 27  The Lord is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar! 28  Thou art my God, and I will give thanks to thee; thou art my God, I will extol thee. 29  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!

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