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Psalm 76

God is renowned in Judah
In Israel greater is Name in Salem
Is His abode
His dwelling is in Zion.

He shattered their flashing bows
Shield and sword
Resplendent You came O Lord
From everlasting heights.

Despoiled are the stout hearted
Their hands have failed
At Your rebuke O God of Jacob
Chariots and steed lay stilled.

Psalm 76

A Psalm by Asaph. A song.


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.


Psalm 77    

God O God Your way is holy
What great God is like our God
You are the God who works
wonders among the people
You have made your own.

1. Your strong are has redeemed us
    The sons of Jacob
    The water saw Yu o God
    They shuttered.

2. Your thunder resounded
    In the whirlwind
    Your lightening made the world shine
    The earth quivered and shook.

3. The sea was Your way
    Your path thru deep waters
    You led Your people like a flock
    Under Moses and Aaron.


Psalm 77

For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by Asaph.

77:1 My cry goes to God!
Indeed, I cry to God for help,
and for him to listen to me.
77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.
My hand was stretched out in the night, and didn’t get tired.
My soul refused to be comforted.
77:3 I remember God, and I groan.
I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed.
77:4 You hold my eyelids open.
I am so troubled that I can’t speak.
77:5 I have considered the days of old,
the years of ancient times.
77:6 I remember my song in the night.
I consider in my own heart;
my spirit diligently inquires:
77:7 “Will the Lord reject us forever?
Will he be favorable no more?
77:8 Has his loving kindness vanished forever?
Does his promise fail for generations?
77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?”
77:10 Then I thought, “I will appeal to this:
the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
77:11 I will remember Yah’s deeds;
for I will remember your wonders of old.
77:12 I will also meditate on all your work,
and consider your doings.
77:13 Your way, God, is in the sanctuary.
What god is great like God?
77:14 You are the God who does wonders.
You have made your strength known among the peoples.
77:15 You have redeemed your people with your arm,
the sons of Jacob and Joseph.
77:16 The waters saw you, God.
The waters saw you, and they writhed.
The depths also convulsed.
77:17 The clouds poured out water.
The skies resounded with thunder.
Your arrows also flashed around.
77:18 The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind.
The lightnings lit up the world.
The earth trembled and shook.
77:19 Your way was through the sea;
your paths through the great waters.
Your footsteps were not known.
77:20 You led your people like a flock,
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.



Psalm 78      

Hearken, people ,to my teaching
Incline thy ears to my words
I will speak in parables Utter mysteries
From The of old.

What we have heard
Our fathers told us
We will not hide from our sons
We will declare to All generations
 The Glorious deeds of the Lord.

Yet for all God did the people sinned more
Yet He being merciful
Forgave their sins
And destroyed them not.

He led forth His people like sheep
And guided them in the desert
He brought them to His holy land
To the mountains He had won.

And He chose David ,His servant
Took him from the sheepfolds
Brought him forth to shepherd Jacob
And he guided them.

Hearken, people ,to my teaching
Incline thy ears to my words
I will speak in parables
Utter mysteries from of old.

What we have heard
Our fathers told us
We will not hide from our sons
We will declare to generations to come Glorious deeds of the Lord.

Yet for all God did the people sinned more
Yet He being merciful
Forgave their sins
And destroyed them not.

He led forth His people like sheep
And guided them in the desert
To the mountains He had won.

And He chose David, His servant
Took him from the sheepfolds
Brought him forth to shepherd Jacob
And he guided them.

Psalm 78

A contemplation by Asaph.

78:1 Hear my teaching, my people.
Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.
78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable.
I will utter dark sayings of old,
78:3 Which we have heard and known,
and our fathers have told us.
78:4 We will not hide them from their children,
telling to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh,
his strength, and his wondrous works that he has done.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob,
and appointed a teaching in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers,
that they should make them known to their children;
78:6 that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born;
who should arise and tell their children,
78:7 that they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments,
78:8 and might not be as their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation that didn’t make their hearts loyal,
whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
turned back in the day of battle.
78:10 They didn’t keep God’s covenant,
and refused to walk in his law.
78:11 They forgot his doings,
his wondrous works that he had shown them.
78:12 He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers,
in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
78:13 He split the sea, and caused them to pass through.
He made the waters stand as a heap.
78:14 In the daytime he also led them with a cloud,
and all night with a light of fire.
78:15 He split rocks in the wilderness,
and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock,
and caused waters to run down like rivers.
78:17 Yet they still went on to sin against him,
to rebel against the Most High in the desert.
78:18 They tempted God in their heart
by asking food according to their desire.
78:19 Yes, they spoke against God.
They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
78:20 Behold, he struck the rock, so that waters gushed out,
and streams overflowed.
Can he give bread also?
Will he provide flesh for his people?”
78:21 Therefore Yahweh heard, and was angry.
A fire was kindled against Jacob,
anger also went up against Israel,
78:22 because they didn’t believe in God,
and didn’t trust in his salvation.
78:23 Yet he commanded the skies above,
and opened the doors of heaven.
78:24 He rained down manna on them to eat,
and gave them food from the sky.
78:25 Man ate the bread of angels.
He sent them food to the full.
78:26 He caused the east wind to blow in the sky.
By his power he guided the south wind.
78:27 He rained also flesh on them as the dust;
winged birds as the sand of the seas.
78:28 He let them fall in the midst of their camp,
around their habitations.
78:29 So they ate, and were well filled.
He gave them their own desire.
78:30 They didn’t turn from their cravings.
Their food was yet in their mouths,
78:31 when the anger of God went up against them,
killed some of their fattest,
and struck down the young men of Israel.
78:32 For all this they still sinned,
and didn’t believe in his wondrous works.
78:33 Therefore he consumed their days in vanity,
and their years in terror.
78:34 When he killed them, then they inquired after him.
They returned and sought God earnestly.
78:35 They remembered that God was their rock,
the Most High God, their redeemer.
78:36 But they flattered him with their mouth,
and lied to him with their tongue.
78:37 For their heart was not right with him,
neither were they faithful in his covenant.
78:38 But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn’t destroy them.
Yes, many times he turned his anger away,
and didn’t stir up all his wrath.
78:39 He remembered that they were but flesh,
a wind that passes away, and doesn’t come again.
78:40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness,
and grieved him in the desert!
78:41 They turned again and tempted God,
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
78:42 They didn’t remember his hand,
nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
78:43 how he set his signs in Egypt,
his wonders in the field of Zoan,
78:44 he turned their rivers into blood,
and their streams, so that they could not drink.
78:45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;
and frogs, which destroyed them.
78:46 He gave also their increase to the caterpillar,
and their labor to the locust.
78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail,
their sycamore fig trees with frost.
78:48 He gave over their livestock also to the hail,
and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
78:49 He threw on them the fierceness of his anger,
wrath, indignation, and trouble,
and a band of angels of evil.
78:50 He made a path for his anger.
He didn’t spare their soul from death,
but gave their life over to the pestilence,
78:51 and struck all the firstborn in Egypt,
the chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
78:52 But he led forth his own people like sheep,
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
78:53 He led them safely, so that they weren’t afraid,
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
78:54 He brought them to the border of his sanctuary,
to this mountain, which his right hand had taken.
78:55 He also drove out the nations before them,
allotted them for an inheritance by line,
and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
78:56 Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God,
and didn’t keep his testimonies;
78:57 but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers.
They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places,
and moved him to jealousy with their engraved images.
78:59 When God heard this, he was angry,
and greatly abhorred Israel;
78:60 So that he forsook the tent of Shiloh,
the tent which he placed among men;
78:61 and delivered his strength into captivity,
his glory into the adversary’s hand.
78:62 He also gave his people over to the sword,
and was angry with his inheritance.
78:63 Fire devoured their young men.
Their virgins had no wedding song.
78:64 Their priests fell by the sword,
and their widows couldn’t weep.
78:65 Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep,
like a mighty man who shouts by reason of wine.
78:66 He struck his adversaries backward.
He put them to a perpetual reproach.
78:67 Moreover he rejected the tent of Joseph,
and didn’t choose the tribe of Ephraim,
78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion which he loved.
78:69 He built his sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth which he has established forever.
78:70 He also chose David his servant,
and took him from the sheepfolds;
78:71 from following the ewes that have their young,
he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob, his people,
and Israel, his inheritance.
78:72 So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart,
and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.



Psalm 79      
Help us O Lord our Savior
Because of Your glorious Name
Deliver us and pardon
For Your Name’s sake.

Why should the nations say
Where is their God
Let it be know in the nations
You avenge our blood.

 Then we your people
The sheep of your pasture
Will give thanks to You
Through all generations.


Psalm 79 

A Psalm by Asaph.

79:1 God, the nations have come into your inheritance.
They have defiled your holy temple.
They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
79:2 They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky,
the flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth.
79:3 Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem.
There was no one to bury them.
79:4 We have become a reproach to our neighbors,
a scoffing and derision to those who are around us.
79:5 How long, Yahweh?
Will you be angry forever?
Will your jealousy burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out your wrath on the nations that don’t know you;
on the kingdoms that don’t call on your name;
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob,
and destroyed his homeland.
79:8 Don’t hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us.
Let your tender mercies speedily meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
79:9 Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name.
Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.
79:10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes,
that vengeance for your servants’ blood is being poured out.
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you.
According to the greatness of your power, preserve those who are sentenced to death.
79:12 Pay back to our neighbors seven times into their bosom
their reproach with which they have reproached you, Lord.
79:13 So we, your people and sheep of your pasture,
will give you thanks forever.
We will praise you forever, to all generations.



Psalm 80  

Rouse Your power
Come and save us
O Lord of Hosts restore us
Rouse Your power Come and save us
O Lord of Hosts restore us.

O Shepherd of Istael
Hearken  O Guide of the flock of Joseph
From your throne upon the cherubim
Shine forth on us.

 O Lord of Host how long
Will You burn with anger?
O Lord of Hosts restore us
Your Face shine on us.

 Lord of Hosts look from Heaven
Take care of this vine
Protect is with Your right hand
Restore us Lord.


Psalm 80

For the Chief Musician.  A Psalm by Asaph.

80:1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock,
you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth.
80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might!
Come to save us!
80:3 Turn us again, God.
Cause your face to shine,
and we will be saved.
80:4 Yahweh God of Armies,
How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
80:5 You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears to drink in large measure.
80:6 You make us a source of contention to our neighbors.
Our enemies laugh among themselves.
80:7 Turn us again, God of Armies.
Cause your face to shine,
and we will be saved.
80:8 You brought a vine out of Egypt.
You drove out the nations, and planted it.
80:9 You cleared the ground for it.
It took deep root, and filled the land.
80:10 The mountains were covered with its shadow.
Its boughs were like God’s cedars.
80:11 It sent out its branches to the sea,
Its shoots to the River.
80:12 Why have you broken down its walls,
so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?
80:13 The boar out of the wood ravages it.
The wild animals of the field feed on it.
80:14 Turn again, we beg you, God of Armies.
Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vine,
80:15 the stock which your right hand planted,
the branch that you made strong for yourself.
80:16 It’s burned with fire.
It’s cut down.
They perish at your rebuke.
80:17 Let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
80:18 So we will not turn away from you.
Revive us, and we will call on your name.
80:19 Turn us again, Yahweh God of Armies.
Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
Psalm 81  

Sing joyfully to God
To the God of Jacob
Take up a melody
Sing unto the lord.

Blow the trumpet at the new moon
Sound the timbrel
At the full moon on our Salem feast
Blow the trumpet.

 Hear of my people hear Me
I will admonish you
There shall be no strange God
Nor worship any alien God.

 I am the Lord
I am your God
Who led you forth from Egypt
Open wide your mouths
I will fill it.


Psalm 81

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. By Asaph.

81:1 Sing aloud to God, our strength!
Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!
81:2 Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine,
the pleasant lyre with the harp.
81:3 Blow the trumpet at the New Moon,
at the full moon, on our feast day.
81:4 For it is a statute for Israel,
an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
81:5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
when he went out over the land of Egypt,
I heard a language that I didn’t know.
81:6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden.
His hands were freed from the basket.
81:7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you.
I answered you in the secret place of thunder.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.”
81:8 “Hear, my people, and I will testify to you,
Israel, if you would listen to me!
81:9 There shall be no strange god in you,
neither shall you worship any foreign god.
81:10 I am Yahweh, your God,
who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11 But my people didn’t listen to my voice.
Israel desired none of me.
81:12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts,
that they might walk in their own counsels.
81:13 Oh that my people would listen to me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!
81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies,
and turn my hand against their adversaries.
81:15 The haters of Yahweh would cringe before him,
and their punishment would last forever.
81:16 But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat.
I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock.”



Psalm 82      

God arises in the divine assembly
He judges in the midst of the gods
Rise O God Judge of the earth
For yours are all nations.

 How long will You judge the earth
And favor  the wicked
Defend the lowly and fatherless
Rescue poor and lowly.

 They know not, neither understand
They go about in darkness
Yet like men, they  shall die
And fall like any prince.


Psalm 82

A Psalm by Asaph.

82:1 God presides in the great assembly.
He judges among the gods.
82:2 “How long will you judge unjustly,
and show partiality to the wicked?”
82:3 “Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless.
Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
82:4 Rescue the weak and needy.
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”
82:5 They don’t know, neither do they understand.
They walk back and forth in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6 I said, “You are gods,
all of you are sons of the Most High.
82:7 Nevertheless you shall die like men,
and fall like one of the rulers.”
82:8 Arise, God, judge the earth,
for you inherit all of the nations.


Psalm 83    

O God do not remain unmoved
Be not silent O my God
For behold Your enemies raise up a turmult
And they that hate You lift their heads.

Against Your people they plot
Conspire against Your own
They say let us destroy their nations
Let Israel be no more.

O God make them like the stubble
Before the wind
Persecute them with The tempest
And fill their faces with shame.

 Let them be confounded
And troubled forever
Men will know that You alone
Are the Most High over the earth.


Psalm 83

A song. A Psalm by Asaph.

83:1 God, don’t keep silent.
Don’t keep silent,
and don’t be still, God.
83:2 For, behold, your enemies are stirred up.
Those who hate you have lifted up their heads.
83:3 They conspire with cunning against your people.
They plot against your cherished ones.
83:4 “Come,” they say, “and let’s destroy them as a nation,
that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
83:5 For they have conspired together with one mind.
They form an alliance against you.
83:6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagrites;
83:7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assyria also is joined with them.
They have helped the children of Lot.
83:9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
83:10 who perished at Endor,
who became as dung for the earth.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
83:12 who said, “Let us take possession of God’s pasturelands.”
83:13 My God, make them like tumbleweed;
like chaff before the wind.
83:14 As the fire that burns the forest,
as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
83:15 so pursue them with your tempest,
and terrify them with your storm.
83:16 Fill their faces with confusion,
that they may seek your name, Yahweh.
83:17 Let them be disappointed and dismayed forever.
Yes, let them be confounded and perish;
83:18 that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh,
are the Most High over all the earth



Psalm 84    

How lovely is Your dwelling place
O Lord of hosts
My soul yearns for the courts of my Lord
My heart and flesh cry out for the living God
Your altar O Lord, my King and my God.

Happy are those in Your House
Continually they praise You
Happy the men whose strength You are
Their hearts are set on pilgrimage.

O Lord of Hosts hear my prayer
Hearken O God of Jacob
O God be our shield
And look on our faces

For a sun and shield is the Lord
Grace and glory He bestows
The Lord withholds no good thing
Happy the men who trust in You.


Psalm 84

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

84:1 How lovely are your dwellings,
Yahweh of Armies!
84:2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,
near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.
84:4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house.
They are always praising you.
84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
84:6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
84:7 They go from strength to strength.
Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
84:8 Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, God of Jacob.
84:9 Behold, God our shield,
look at the face of your anointed.
84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
84:11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield.
Yahweh will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
84:12 Yahweh of Armies,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
Psalm 85    

I will hear what God proclaims
The Lord will speak peace
To his people and his faithful
Those who put their trust in Him

Near indeed is His salvation
To those who trust in Him
Glory dwelling in our land
Salvation is near.

Kindness and truth shall meet
Justice and Peace shall kiss
Truth shall spring out of earth
Justice looks down from heaven.

The Lord Himself will give benefits
Our land shall yield its increase
Justice will walk before him
Salvation along His steps.


Psalm 85

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

85:1 Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land.
You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people.
You have covered all their sin.
85:3 You have taken away all your wrath.
You have turned from the fierceness of your anger.
85:4 Turn us, God of our salvation,
and cause your indignation toward us to cease.
85:5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you draw out your anger to all generations?
85:6 Won’t you revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
85:7 Show us your loving kindness, Yahweh.
Grant us your salvation.
85:8 I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, his saints;
but let them not turn again to folly.
85:9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
85:10 Mercy and truth meet together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth springs out of the earth.
Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
85:12 Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good.
Our land will yield its increase.
85:13 Righteousness goes before him,
And prepares the way for his steps.


Psalm 86    

Teach me O Lord to walk Your truth
Direct my heart
To fear Your Name
I will give thanks to You
And glorify Thy Name
forever and evermore.

Great is Your kindness to me Lord
You have rescued me
From the depths of the neither world
You have saved me.

There is none like You Lord
There is No work like Yours
All of the nations shall worship You
And glorify Your Name.


Psalm 86

A Prayer by David.

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
    for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
    save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
    for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
    for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
     abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
    listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
     for you answer me.

There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
     nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
    and worship before you, O Lord,
    and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;
     you alone are God.
11  Teach me your way, O Lord,
    that I may walk in your truth;
     unite my heart to fear your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
    and I will glorify your name forever.
13  For great is your steadfast love toward me;
    you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
    a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
    and they do not set you before them.
15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16  Turn to me and be gracious to me;
    give your strength to your servant,
    and save the son of your maidservant.
17  Show me a sign of your favor,
    that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
    because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.


Psalm 87    

The gates of Zion
The Lord loves more than any house of Jacob
Glorious things are said of You
O City of God.

I tell Egypt and Babylon
Those that know the Lord
Philistines and Ethiopians
This man was born there.

And of Zion they will say
One and all were born to her
He established her is
The Most High Lord.

They shall note when people are enrolled there
This man was born there
All shall sing and festive dance
My Home is within you.


Psalm 87

A Psalm by the sons of Korah; a Song.


87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87:2 Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87:3 Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God.
87:4 I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia:
“This one was born there.”
87:5 Yes, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one was born in her”;
the Most High himself will establish her.
87:6 Yahweh will count, when he writes up the peoples,
“This one was born there.”
87:7 Those who sing as well as those who dance say,
“All my springs are in you.”
Psalm 88    

O Lord my God by day I cry out
Out at night I clamor in Your presence
Let my prayer come before You
Incline Your ear to my call

For my soul is troubled
My life draws near to death
My eyes have grown dim
Daily I call upon You.

O Lord I cry out to You
My morning prayer I wait for You
Why O Lord do you reject me?
Why hide from me Your Face.

Will You work wonders for the dead
Will the shades arise to give You thanks?
Do they declare Your kindness in the grave
Your faithfulness among the dead.


Psalm 88

A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “The Suffering of Affliction.” A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite.


88:1 Yahweh, the God of my salvation,
I have cried day and night before you.
88:2 Let my prayer enter into your presence.
Turn your ear to my cry.
88:3 For my soul is full of troubles.
My life draws near to Sheol.
88:4 I am counted among those who go down into the pit.
I am like a man who has no help,
88:5 set apart among the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more.
They are cut off from your hand.
88:6 You have laid me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
88:7 Your wrath lies heavily on me.
You have afflicted me with all your waves.
88:8 You have taken my friends from me.
You have made me an abomination to them.
I am confined, and I can’t escape.
88:9 My eyes are dim from grief.
I have called on you daily, Yahweh.
I have spread out my hands to you.
88:10 Do you show wonders to the dead?
Do the dead rise up and praise you?
88:11 Is your loving kindness declared in the grave?
Or your faithfulness in Destruction?
88:12 Are your wonders made known in the dark?
Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13 But to you, Yahweh, I have cried.
In the morning, my prayer comes before you.
88:14 Yahweh, why do you reject my soul?
Why do you hide your face from me?
88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up.
While I suffer your terrors, I am distracted.
88:16 Your fierce wrath has gone over me.
Your terrors have cut me off.
88:17 They came around me like water all day long.
They completely engulfed me.
88:18 You have put lover and friend far from me,
and my friends into darkness.


Psalm 89     

Happy the people who know the joyful shout
They will walk in Your light
At the Name of the Lord, they rejoice
All the day exalt.

For You are the splendor of their strength
For to the Lord belongs our shield
The Holy One of Israel..

I have found David, my servant
I have anointed him with oil
My Hand may be always with him
My Arm make him strong.

My favors I will sing
Through all generations
My mouth shall proclaim
Your faithfulness.


A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.


89:1 I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever.
With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 I indeed declare, “Love stands firm forever.
You established the heavens.
Your faithfulness is in them.”
89:3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David, my servant,
89:4 ‘I will establish your seed forever,
and build up your throne to all generations.’”
89:5 The heavens will praise your wonders, Yahweh;
your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6 For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh?
Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like Yahweh,
89:7 a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones,
to be feared above all those who are around him?
89:8 Yahweh, God of Armies, who is a mighty one, like you?
Yah, your faithfulness is around you.
89:9 You rule the pride of the sea.
When its waves rise up, you calm them.
89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain.
You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
89:11 The heavens are yours.
The earth also is yours;
the world and its fullness.
You have founded them.
89:12 The north and the south, you have created them.
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
89:13 You have a mighty arm.
Your hand is strong, and your right hand is exalted.
89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.
Loving kindness and truth go before your face.
89:15 Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you.
They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.
89:16 In your name they rejoice all day.
In your righteousness, they are exalted.
89:17 For you are the glory of their strength.
In your favor, our horn will be exalted.
89:18 For our shield belongs to Yahweh;
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your saints,
and said, “I have bestowed strength on the warrior.
I have exalted a young man from the people.
89:20 I have found David, my servant.
I have anointed him with my holy oil,
89:21 with whom my hand shall be established.
My arm will also strengthen him.
89:22 No enemy will tax him.
No wicked man will oppress him.
89:23 I will beat down his adversaries before him,
and strike those who hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him.
In my name, his horn will be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also on the sea,
and his right hand on the rivers.
89:26 He will call to me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, and the rock of my salvation!’
89:27 I will also appoint him my firstborn,
the highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28 I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore.
My covenant will stand firm with him.
89:29 I will also make his seed endure forever,
and his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law,
and don’t walk in my ordinances;
89:31 if they break my statutes,
and don’t keep my commandments;
89:32 then I will punish their sin with the rod,
and their iniquity with stripes.
89:33 But I will not completely take my loving kindness from him,
nor allow my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 I will not break my covenant,
nor alter what my lips have uttered.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness,
I will not lie to David.
89:36 His seed will endure forever,
his throne like the sun before me.
89:37 It will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.”
89:38 But you have rejected and spurned.
You have been angry with your anointed.
89:39 You have renounced the covenant of your servant.
You have defiled his crown in the dust.
89:40 You have broken down all his hedges.
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41 All who pass by the way rob him.
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries.
You have made all of his enemies rejoice.
89:43 Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword,
and haven’t supported him in battle.
89:44 You have ended his splendor,
and thrown his throne down to the ground.
89:45 You have shortened the days of his youth.
You have covered him with shame.
89:46 How long, Yahweh?
Will you hide yourself forever?
Will your wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Remember how short my time is!
For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
89:48 What man is he who shall live and not see death,
who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?
89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses,
which you swore to David in your faithfulness?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants,
how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,
89:51 With which your enemies have mocked, Yahweh,
with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.
89:52 Blessed be Yahweh forevermore.
Amen, and Amen.
Psalm 90    

O Lord, You have been our refuge thru the ages
Before the mountains were begotten
And earth brought forth.

You turn man back to dust
Saying return of children of men
For a 1000 years in Your sight
Are as yesterday, in the past.

Seventy is the sum of our years
Eighty if strong
Most are fruitless toil
Pass quickly and we drift away.

Teach us to number our days
That we may gain wisdom of heart
Fill us at day break
That we may shout for joy.


A Prayer by Moses, the man of God.
90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations.
90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
before you had formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
90:3 You turn man to destruction, saying,
“Return, you children of men.”
90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past,
like a watch in the night.
90:5 You sweep them away as they sleep.
In the morning they sprout like new grass.
90:6 In the morning it sprouts and springs up.
By evening, it is withered and dry.
90:7 For we are consumed in your anger.
We are troubled in your wrath.
90:8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
90:9 For all our days have passed away in your wrath.
We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
90:10 The days of our years are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty years;
yet their pride is but labor and sorrow,
for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
90:11 Who knows the power of your anger,
your wrath according to the fear that is due to you?
90:12 So teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
90:13 Relent, Yahweh!
How long?
Have compassion on your servants!
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen evil.
90:16 Let your work appear to your servants;
your glory to their children.
90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;
establish the work of our hands for us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.

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