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Psalm 61    

From the end of the earth I cry out to Thee
When my heart is overwhelmed
Lead me to the Rock that’s higher
than me O Lord
Thou has been a shelter for me.

I will abide in Thy Tabernacle
I will trust in Thy wings
For Thou O Lord has heard my vows
And I will trust in You.

Let the King sit before our God.
His kindness and faithfulness preserved him.
So will I sing praises to his name,
Fulfilling my vows.

About Psalm 61-

God the Shelter
To the Chief Musician upon Neginah ( stringed instruments) David even instructed the musicians on which instruments the Psalm should be played. Bach and Beethoven and all composers hear the sound that best suits the music. Always David sing praises to his God.

Lord today help us to sing praises to You and seek Your help in all our circumstances.

Psalm 61

For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David.

61:1 Hear my cry, God.
Listen to my prayer.
61:2 From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61:3 For you have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower from the enemy.
61:4 I will dwell in your tent forever.
I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
61:5 For you, God, have heard my vows.
You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
61:6 You will prolong the king’s life;
his years shall be for generations.
61:7 He shall be enthroned in God’s presence forever.
Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
61:8 So I will sing praise to your name forever,
that I may fulfill my vows daily.



Psalm 62    

Only in God is my soul at rest
From Him comes my salvation
He only is my Rock,
My salvation, my stronghold.

God is my safety and my glory
He is the rock on my strength
Trust in Him at all time
Pour out your heart to Him

Only a breath are mortal men
An illusion of rank
Though wealth abounds,
Set not your heart upon it
Trust only in your God.


About Psalm 62

Waiting for God.
To the Chief Musician-to Jeduthun, a Psalm of David. Jeduthan was a Levite, chief singer and instructor. He is mentioned in this psalm and Psalms 39, 77.

Lord, today help us to trust in You at all time.
One of my favorites.

Psalm 62

For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthan. A Psalm by David.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will all of you attack a man
    to batter him,
    like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
    They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
    but inwardly they curse. Selah

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
     pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us. Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath;
    those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
     they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
     set no vain hopes on robbery;
     if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11  Once God has spoken;
     twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12     and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
    according to his work.



Psalm 63     

O Lord You are my God
In whom I seek in whom I seek.
O God You are my God
In whom I seek ,in whom I seek.

For You my flesh pines
And my soul thirsts
Like the earth parched and lifeless
And without water.

Thus have I gazed toward you
Towards Your Holy Temple
To see Your power
And Your glory.

For Your kindness is a greater
Good than life.
Thus will I bless You while I live
My lips will glorify you.


About Psalm 63

Thirsting for God
A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.1 Samuel 23:14 : And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day but God delivered him not into his hand.
Lord, today whatever we do and wherever we go give us a thirst for You ,for only You can satisfy our heart

Psalm 63

A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.

63:1 God, you are my God.
I will earnestly seek you.
My soul thirsts for you.
My flesh longs for you,
in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.
63:2 So I have seen you in the sanctuary,
watching your power and your glory.
63:3 Because your loving kindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise you.
63:4 So I will bless you while I live.
I will lift up my hands in your name.
63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food.
My mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
63:6 when I remember you on my bed,
and think about you in the night watches.
63:7 For you have been my help.
I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings.
63:8 My soul stays close to you.
Your right hand holds me up.
63:9 But those who seek my soul, to destroy it,
shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
63:10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword.
They shall be jackal food.
63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God.
Everyone who swears by him will praise him,
for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced.



Psalm 64     

Hear O God my voice in sorrow
From the foe save me
Shelter me against my enemies
From the evil ones.

1. They sharpen their tongues like a sword
    Aim their bitter words
    They resolve their wicked plan
    At the innocent ones.

2. But God shoots His arrows at them
    Suddenly they are struck
    He brings them down by their own words
    All who see them nod their heads.

3. All men fear the word of the lord
    And ponder what He has done
    The just man is glad in the lord
    All glory given to Him.

About Psalm 64

David prays for deliverance from his enemies.
To the Chief Musician.
There are only 10 verses in this Psalm.
Verse 10: The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Lord help us to be in right standing with You for we know You will hear our voices in time of need.


Psalm 64

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

64:1 Hear my voice, God, in my complaint.
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64:2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil;
64:3 who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
and aim their arrows, deadly words,
64:4 to shoot innocent men from ambushes.
They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.
64:5 They encourage themselves in evil plans.
They talk about laying snares secretly.
They say, “Who will see them?”
64:6 They plot injustice, saying, “We have made a perfect plan!”
Surely man’s mind and heart are cunning.
64:7 But God will shoot at them.
They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow.
64:8 Their own tongues shall ruin them.
All who see them will shake their heads.
64:9 All mankind shall be afraid.
They shall declare the work of God,
and shall wisely ponder what he has done.
64:10 The righteous shall be glad in Yahweh,
and shall take refuge in him.
All the upright in heart shall praise him!



Psalm 65   

To You we owe Our hymn of Praise
O God of Zion ,
to You most vows be fulfilled
O God of Zion

1. Happy the man You have chosen
    and bring to dwell in Your courts
    May we be filled with the good things
    The holy Things of Your Temple.

2. You have crowned the year
     with Your bounty
    And Your paths overflow with riches
    The fields are garmented with flocks
    They shout and sing for joy.


About Psalm 65

Titled "God’s Abundant Provision Through Nature"
By David given to the Chief Musician.
It is a glorious Psalm about all the beautiful and awesome things God has created in nature. David certainly enjoyed all the beauties around him in the fields and caves and mountains of Israel.

Read and meditate on verses 5-13, all about God who is the author of it all.

Lord, today help us to look at our world and give thanks to You.

Psalm 65 

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.

65:1 Praise waits for you, God, in Zion.
To you shall vows be performed.
65:2 You who hear prayer,
to you all men will come.
65:3 Sins overwhelmed me,
but you atoned for our transgressions.
65:4 Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near,
that he may live in your courts.
We will be filled with the goodness of your house,
your holy temple.
65:5 By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us,
God of our salvation.
You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth,
of those who are far away on the sea;
65:6 Who by his power forms the mountains,
having armed yourself with strength;
65:7 who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
65:8 They also who dwell in faraway places are afraid at your wonders.
You call the morning’s dawn and the evening with songs of joy.
65:9 You visit the earth, and water it.
You greatly enrich it.
The river of God is full of water.
You provide them grain, for so you have ordained it.
65:10 You drench its furrows.
You level its ridges.
You soften it with showers.
You bless it with a crop.
65:11 You crown the year with your bounty.
Your carts overflow with abundance.
65:12 The wilderness grasslands overflow.
The hills are clothed with gladness.
65:13 The pastures are covered with flocks.
The valleys also are clothed with grain.
They shout for joy!
They also sing.


Psalm 66 

Shout joyfully to God
All ye on the earth
Sing Praise to Him and His glory
Proclaim His marvelous Praise

Come and see the works of God
His deeds among men
He has changed the sea into land
Therefore let us rejoice.

He rules by his might forever
His eyes watch over the nations
Bless our God to people
Gladly sound his praise

About Psalm 66

Praise for God’s many blessings
To the Chief Musician.
David was not timid in shouting praises to God. He explodes with joy over and over.
Lord ,open our eyes and ears to a new understanding of who You are so that we can begin to appreciate more fully Your great love and kindness to us.

Psalm 66

For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.

66:1 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
66:2 Sing to the glory of his name!
Offer glory and praise!
66:3 Tell God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.
66:4 All the earth will worship you,
and will sing to you;
they will sing to your name.”
66:5 Come, and see God’s deeds—
awesome work on behalf of the children of men.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land.
They went through the river on foot.
There, we rejoiced in him.
66:7 He rules by his might forever.
His eyes watch the nations.
Don’t let the rebellious rise up against him.
66:8 Praise our God, you peoples!
Make the sound of his praise heard,
66:9 who preserves our life among the living,
and doesn’t allow our feet to be moved.
66:10 For you, God, have tested us.
You have refined us, as silver is refined.
66:11 You brought us into prison.
You laid a burden on our backs.
66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads.
We went through fire and through water,
but you brought us to the place of abundance.
66:13 I will come into your temple with burnt offerings.
I will pay my vows to you, 66:14 which my lips promised,
and my mouth spoke, when I was in distress.
66:15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals,
with the offering of rams,
I will offer bulls with goats.
66:16 Come, and hear, all you who fear God.
I will declare what he has done for my soul.
66:17 I cried to him with my mouth.
He was extolled with my tongue.
66:18 If I cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord wouldn’t have listened.
66:19 But most certainly, God has listened.
He has heard the voice of my prayer.
66:20 Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer,
nor his loving kindness from me.



Psalm 67    

May God have pity on us and bless us
May He let his face to shine upon us.

1. May all your ways be know on the earth
    Among all nations
    May the people praise You Lord
    All the peoples praise You.

2. May God bless us
    The earth yields its fruits
    May the ends of the earth
    Fear Him.


About Psalm 67

A Prayer for the enlargement of God’s Kingdom.
To the Chief Musician to be played on stringed instruments (Neginoth)
This is a short Psalm only 6 verses.
Notice that verses2-5 speak of all the people praising God, in verse 5 it says “Then shall the earth yield her increase and god shall bless us. “So God moves and gives good things when the people praise Him. Psalm 50 :1 He that offers praise glorifies Him.
Lord, all we do and say we offer to You today, give us the grace of praising through You continually through the day.

Psalm 67 
For the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song.

67:1 May God be merciful to us, bless us,
and cause his face to shine on us.
67:2 That your way may be known on earth,
and your salvation among all nations,
67:3 let the peoples praise you, God.
Let all the peoples praise you.
67:4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you will judge the peoples with equity,
and govern the nations on earth.
67:5 Let the peoples praise you, God.
Let all the peoples praise you.
67:6 The earth has yielded its increase.
God, even our own God, will bless us.
67:7 God will bless us.
All the ends of the earth shall fear him.



Psalm 68 

Sing to God ; Chant praise to His Name
Extol Him who rides upon the clouds
Whose Name is the Lords
Exult before Him
Extol Him who rides upon the clouds
Extol Him who rides upon the clouds.

1. For God arises
    For his enemies are scattered
    And those who hate Him flee before Him
    But the just rejoice and
    exult before the Lord
    They are glad and rejoice.

2. Oh God when you went forth
    with head of your people
    You marched through the wilderness
    The earth's quake at the presence of Lord
    The God of Israel 

About Psalm 68

A psalm of David to the Chief Musician, it was sung when the Ark was being taken to Jerusalem. It is titled “A Song of triumph and Glory”
This is one of my favorites, you can sense the joy of Israel .
Verse 18 speaks of a prophetic note, it is quoted in Ephesians 4:7-16 of Christ‘s ascension.
Lord, give us the joy of your people, teach us how to sing praises to You with pure hearts and offering hands.

Psalm 68 

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.

68:1 Let God arise!
Let his enemies be scattered!
Let them who hate him also flee before him.
68:2 As smoke is driven away,
so drive them away.
          As wax melts before the fire,
so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before God.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
68:4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
Extol him who rides on the clouds:
          to Yah, his name!
Rejoice before him!
68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
is God in his holy habitation.
68:6 God sets the lonely in families.
         He brings out the prisoners with singing,
but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
68:7 God, when you went forth before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness...
68:8 The earth trembled.
The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai—
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9 You, God, sent a plentiful rain.
You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Your congregation lived therein.
You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
68:11 The Lord announced the word.
The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
68:12 “Kings of armies flee! They flee!”
She who waits at home divides the spoil,
68:13 while you sleep among the campfires,
the wings of a dove sheathed with silver,
her feathers with shining gold.
68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in her,
it snowed on Zalmon.
68:15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains.
The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
68:16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains,
at the mountain where God chooses to reign?
Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
68:17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands     
          of  thousands.
The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
68:18 You have ascended on high.
You have led away captives.
You have received gifts among men,
yes, among the rebellious also, that Yah God might dwell there.
68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens,
even the God who is our salvation.
68:20 God is to us a God of deliverance.
To Yahweh, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
68:21 But God will strike through the head of his enemies,
the hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness.
68:22 The Lord said, “I will bring you again from Bashan,
I will bring you again from the depths of the sea;
68:23 That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood,
that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”
68:24 They have seen your processions, God,
even the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
68:25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,
in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
68:26 “Bless God in the congregations,
even the Lord in the assembly of Israel!”
68:27 There is little Benjamin, their ruler,
the princes of Judah, their council,
the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
68:28 Your God has commanded your strength.
Strengthen, God, that which you have done for us.
68:29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem,
kings shall bring presents to you.
68:30 Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds,
the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples.
          Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver.
Scatter the nations that delight in war.
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt.
Ethiopia shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God.
68:32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth!
Sing praises to the Lord!
68:33 To him who rides on the heaven of heavens,
          which are of old;
behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice.
68:34 Ascribe strength to God!
His excellency is over Israel,
his strength is in the skies.
68:35 You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries.
The God of Israel gives strength and power to his people.
Praise be to God!


Psalm 69   

Save me Lord for waters threaten me
I am sunk in the swamp
I have reached the watery depths
The flood overwhelms me.

1. I am wearied with calling
    My eyes have failed
    With looking for my God
    Save me O Lord.

2. O God You know my folly
    My faults are not hid from You
    Let not those who wait for You
    Be put to shame through me.

3. Hide not Your face from your servant
    Make haste to answer me
    Pour out Your wrath upon them
    Save me, O Lord.

4. Because zeal for Your house consumed me
    I have became a outcast
    Since for Your sake I bear insult
    Save me Lord, my God.


About Psalm 69

A psalm of David to the Chief Musician to be played on Shoshannim which means “Trumpet” .He prays in affliction yet he always praises God (v.30)
The Psalm is also prophetic of Jesus. V21- they gave me also gall for my meat and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Lord, thank You for David and his songs of praise and petition, in times of battle and at ease. His love for You and being near Your Tabernacle stand out among all the Psalms. Help us to go deeper into Your Word so that we may walk in like manner.

Psalm 69

For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Lilies.” By David.

69:1 Save me, God,
for the waters have come up to my neck!
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold.
I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary with my crying.
My throat is dry.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
69:4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head.
Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty.
I have to restore what I didn’t take away.
69:5 God, you know my foolishness.
My sins aren’t hidden from you.
69:6 Don’t let those who wait for you be shamed through me, Lord Yahweh of Armies.
Don’t let those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
69:7 Because for your sake, I have borne reproach.
Shame has covered my face.
69:8 I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my mother’s children.
69:9 For the zeal of your house consumes me.
The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
69:10 When I wept and I fasted,
that was to my reproach.
69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
69:12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me.
I am the song of the drunkards.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, in an acceptable time.
God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and don’t let me sink.
Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15 Don’t let the flood waters overwhelm me,
neither let the deep swallow me up.
Don’t let the pit shut its mouth on me.
69:16 Answer me, Yahweh, for your loving kindness is good.
According to the multitude of your tender mercies, turn to me.
69:17 Don’t hide your face from your servant,
for I am in distress.
Answer me speedily!
69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it.
Ransom me because of my enemies.
69:19 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor.
My adversaries are all before you.
69:20 Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness.
I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
for comforters, but I found none.
69:21 They also gave me gall for my food.
In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
69:22 Let their table before them become a snare.
May it become a retribution and a trap.
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see.
Let their backs be continually bent.
69:24 Pour out your indignation on them.
Let the fierceness of your anger overtake them.
69:25 Let their habitation be desolate.
Let no one dwell in their tents.
69:26 For they persecute him whom you have wounded.
They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt.
69:27 Charge them with crime upon crime.
Don’t let them come into your righteousness.
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of life,
and not be written with the righteous.
69:29 But I am in pain and distress.
Let your salvation, God, protect me.
69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song,
and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
69:31 It will please Yahweh better than an ox,
or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
69:32 The humble have seen it, and are glad.
You who seek after God, let your heart live.
69:33 For Yahweh hears the needy,
and doesn’t despise his captive people.
69:34 Let heaven and earth praise him;
the seas, and everything that moves therein!
69:35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah.
They shall settle there, and own it.
69:36 The children also of his servants shall inherit it.
Those who love his name shall dwell therein.


Psalm 70   

Deign O God to rescue me
O Lord make haste to help me
Let them put to shame who
Seek my life
Let them be turned back in disgrace.

1. May all who seek You exult and be glad
    And may those who love Your salvation
    Say God be glorified
    You are my help and deliverer

2. But I am afflicted and poor
    Oh God make haste to help me
    You are my help and salvation
    Hold not back

About Psalm 70

To the Chief Musician- a Psalm of David.
He calls on God to come to his assistance , prays for the destruction of the wicked and preservation of the godly.
It is incredible to think that David was not only King and Warrior yet his heart was always turned to his God.
Lord, help us to turn to You and praise You throughout the day’s battles, let You be magnified in our lives.

Psalm 70

For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder.

70:1 Hurry, God, to deliver me.
Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.
70:2 Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul.
Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
70:3 Let them be turned because of their shame
Who say, “Aha! Aha!”
70:4 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation continually say,
“Let God be exalted!”
70:5 But I am poor and needy.
Come to me quickly, God.
You are my help and my deliverer.
Yahweh, don’t delay.



Psalm 71  

In You O Lord I take refuge
Let me never be put to shame
Incline Your ear to me O lord
And deliver me.

1. Be my rock and my refuge
    A stronghold for safety
    For You are my rock and  my fortress
    You are my hope.

2. On You I depend from birth
    From my Mother’s womb You are my strength
    My mouth shall be filled with  your praise
    With Your glory day by day.

3. O God You have taught me from my youth
    And 'til the present time
    You have done great things
    O God, who is like You?


About Psalm 71 

Would you believe today’s Psalm is titled A Prayer for Old Age. David prays both for himself and against the enemies of his soul; for support in old age. 
Verse 1 says: I Thee O lord do I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion.
Today Lord help us to make You our strong habitation where we continually resort for help and strength.

Psalm 71 

71:1 In you, Yahweh, I take refuge.
Never let me be disappointed.
71:2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me.
Turn your ear to me, and save me.
71:3 Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go.
Give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
71:4 Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
71:5 For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh;
my confidence from my youth.
71:6 I have relied on you from the womb.
You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb.
I will always praise you.
71:7 I am a marvel to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
71:8 My mouth shall be filled with your praise,
with your honor all the day.
71:9 Don’t reject me in my old age.
Don’t forsake me when my strength fails.
71:10 For my enemies talk about me.
Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
71:11 saying, “God has forsaken him.
Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him.”
71:12 God, don’t be far from me.
My God, hurry to help me.
71:13 Let my accusers be disappointed and consumed.
Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.
71:14 But I will always hope,
and will add to all of your praise.
71:15 My mouth will tell about your righteousness,
and of your salvation all day,
though I don’t know its full measure.
71:16 I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord Yahweh.
I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone.
71:17 God, you have taught me from my youth.
Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.
71:18 Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don’t forsake me,
until I have declared your strength to the next generation,
your might to everyone who is to come.
71:19 Your righteousness also, God, reaches to the heavens;
you have done great things.
God, who is like you?
71:20 You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles,
you will let me live.
You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
71:21 Increase my honor,
and comfort me again.
71:22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God.
I sing praises to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
71:23 My lips shall shout for joy!
My soul, which you have redeemed, sings praises to you!
71:24 My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long,
for they are disappointed, and they are confounded,
who want to harm me.



Psalm 72a      

O God with Your judgment endow the king
And with justice the king’s son
He shall govern Your people with justice
And Your afflicted with judgment.

May he endure as long as the sun
And like the moon for all generations
Justice shall flourish in his days
Profound peace til the moon be no more.

May he rule from sea to sea
From river to the ends of the earth
All kings shall pay him homage
All nations serve him.

May his name be blessed forever
As long as the sun remains
In him shall all people be blessed
The nations shall proclaim his happiness

Psalm 72b       

Blessed be the Lord , the God of Israel
Who alone does wondrous deeds
And blessed forever His glorious Name
May the whole earth be filled with His Glory



About Psalm 72

David is praying for his son, Solomon,
It is titled A Psalm for Solomon
It is a father’s prayer for his son but also a prophetic vision of the Messiah and His Kingdom. This is called a Messianic Psalm, next one is Psalm 89.
It is a glorious Psalm. This is the last words of David.
2 Samuel 23:1: Now these are the last words of David , the son of Jesse, and the man who was raised up on high , the anointed of the God of Jacob and the sweet psalmist of Israel.
Lord, help us today to look sing praises for all You did through David who has helped us sing a new song unto You.

Psalm 72

By Solomon.


72:1 God, give the king your justice;
your righteousness to the royal son.
72:2 He will judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice.
72:3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people.
The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
72:4 He will judge the poor of the people.
He will save the children of the needy,
and will break the oppressor in pieces.
72:5 They shall fear you while the sun endures;
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
72:6 He will come down like rain on the mown grass,
as showers that water the earth.
72:7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish,
and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.
72:9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him.
His enemies shall lick the dust.
72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute.
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him.
All nations shall serve him.
72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries;
the poor, who has no helper.
72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy.
He will save the souls of the needy.
72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence.
Their blood will be precious in his sight.
72:15 They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba.
Men shall pray for him continually.
They shall bless him all day long.
72:16 Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land.
Its fruit sways like Lebanon.
Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.
72:17 His name endures forever.
His name continues as long as the sun.
Men shall be blessed by him.
All nations will call him blessed.
72:18 Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
72:19 Blessed be his glorious name forever!
Let the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and amen.
72:20 This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.


Psalm 73    

How good God  is to the upright
The Lord to those of clean heart
But as for me I almost lost my way
My feet all but slipped.

Because I was envious of arrogant
When I saw them prosper
They scoff and speak evil
Their fancies overflow their hearts.

As a robe violence enwraps them
They scoff and speak evil
They say “How does God know?
Is there any knowledge in the most High?

You set them on a slippery road
You hurl them down to ruin
Suddenly they are made desolate
They are completely wasted away.

Because my heart was embittered
My soul was pierced
I was stupid and understood not
Yet with You I shall always be.


Psalm 73

A Psalm by Asaph.

73:1 Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone.
My steps had nearly slipped.
73:3 For I was envious of the arrogant,
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
73:4 For there are no struggles in their death,
but their strength is firm.
73:5 They are free from burdens of men,
neither are they plagued like other men.
73:6 Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
73:7 Their eyes bulge with fat.
Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
73:8 They scoff and speak with malice.
In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
73:9 They have set their mouth in the heavens.
Their tongue walks through the earth.
73:10 Therefore their people return to them,
and they drink up waters of abundance.
73:11 They say, “How does God know?
Is there knowledge in the Most High?”
73:12 Behold, these are the wicked.
Being always at ease, they increase in riches.
73:13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart,
and washed my hands in innocence,
73:14 For all day long have I been plagued,
and punished every morning.
73:15 If I had said, “I will speak thus”;
behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
73:16 When I tried to understand this,
it was too painful for me;
73:17 Until I entered God’s sanctuary,
and considered their latter end.
73:18 Surely you set them in slippery places.
You throw them down to destruction.
73:19 How they are suddenly destroyed!
They are completely swept away with terrors.
73:20 As a dream when one wakes up,
so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
73:21 For my soul was grieved.
I was embittered in my heart.
73:22 I was so senseless and ignorant.
I was a brute beast before you.
73:23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you.
You have held my right hand.
73:24 You will guide me with your counsel,
and afterward receive me to glory.
73:25 Whom do I have in heaven?
There is no one on earth whom I desire besides you.
73:26 My flesh and my heart fails,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
73:27 For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish.
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.
73:28 But it is good for me to come close to God.
I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.


Psalm 74     

Why O God have you cast us off
Why does your anger against us
Remember Your flock of old
The tribe You redeemed.

Turn your steps toward utter ruins
All the damage the enemy has done
Your foes roar triumphantly
They have set up tokens of victory

How long O God shall the foe blaspheme
Shall the enemy revile Your Name
Why draw back Your hand
And keep Your Right Hand hidden

Arise O God defend Your cause
Remember how the fool blasphemes You
May the afflicted and poor praise Your Name
Arise ,O Lord.


Psalm 74   

A contemplation by Asaph.

74:1 God, why have you rejected us forever?
Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
74:2 Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old,
which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance;
Mount Zion, in which you have lived.
74:3 Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins,
all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
74:4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly.
They have set up their standards as signs.
74:5 They behaved like men wielding axes,
cutting through a thicket of trees.
74:6 Now they break all its carved work down with hatchet and hammers.
74:7 They have burned your sanctuary to the ground.
They have profaned the dwelling place of your Name.
74:8 They said in their heart, “We will crush them completely.”
They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped.
74:9 We see no miraculous signs.
There is no longer any prophet,
neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.
74:10 How long, God, shall the adversary reproach?
Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
74:11 Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand?
Take it out of your pocket and consume them!
74:12 Yet God is my King of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
74:13 You divided the sea by your strength.
You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
74:14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces.
You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
74:15 You opened up spring and stream.
You dried up mighty rivers.
74:16 The day is yours, the night is also yours.
You have prepared the light and the sun.
74:17 You have set all the boundaries of the earth.
You have made summer and winter.
74:18 Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh.
Foolish people have blasphemed your name.
74:19 Don’t deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts.
Don’t forget the life of your poor forever.
74:20 Honor your covenant,
for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.
74:21 Don’t let the oppressed return ashamed.
Let the poor and needy praise your name.
74:22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause.
Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
74:23 Don’t forget the voice of your adversaries.
The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.


Psalm 75    

But as for me, I will exalt Thee
I’ll sing praise to my God
And give thanks , O Lord
And invoke Your Name.

When I siege the appointed time
I will judge with equity
Though the earth shake and all who dwell
I have set its pillars firm.

I say to the boastful
Boast not
And to the wicked –Lift not your heads
Against the Almighty.

For a cup is in the Lord’s hand
Full of spiced and foaming wine
He pours out from it to the dregs
All the wicked shall drink.


About Psalm 75


75:1 We give thanks to you, God.
We give thanks, for your Name is near.
Men tell about your wondrous works.
75:2 When I choose the appointed time,
I will judge blamelessly.
75:3 The earth and all its inhabitants quake.
I firmly hold its pillars.
75:4 I said to the arrogant, “Don’t boast!”
I said to the wicked, “Don’t lift up the horn.
75:5 Don’t lift up your horn on high.
Don’t speak with a stiff neck.”
75:6 For neither from the east, nor from the west,
nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.
75:7 But God is the judge.
He puts down one, and lifts up another.
75:8 For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup,
full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours it out.
Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs.
75:9 But I will declare this forever:
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75:10 I will cut off all the horns of the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.


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