Psalm 84 International Standard Version (ISV) Longing for Godūüēä

Psalm 84¬†International Standard Version (ISV)ūüēä To the Director: On the Gittith. A Psalm by the descendants of Korah. Longing for Godūüēä 84:1¬†How lovely are your dwelling places, ¬†¬†¬†¬†Lord¬†of the Heavenly Armies. 2¬†I desire and long ¬†¬†¬†¬†for the Temple courts of the¬†Lord. My heart and body sing for joy ¬†¬†¬†¬†to the living God. 3¬†Even the sparrow found a house for herself ¬†¬†¬†¬†and the swallow a nest to lay[d]¬†her young at your altar, ¬†¬†¬†¬†Lord¬†of the Heavenly Armies, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†my king and God. 4¬†How happy are those who live in your Temple, ¬†¬†¬†¬†for they can praise you continuously. Interlude 5¬†How happy are those whose strength is in you, ¬†¬†¬†¬†whose heart … Continue reading Psalm 84 International Standard Version (ISV) Longing for Godūüēä

Psalm 98 English Standard Version (ESV) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lordūüēä

Psalm 98¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä Make a Joyful Noise to the¬†Lordūüēä A Psalm.ūüēä 98:1¬†Oh sing to the¬†Lord¬†a new song, ¬†¬†¬†¬†for he has done¬†marvelous things! His¬†right hand and his holy arm ¬†¬†¬†¬†have worked salvation for him. 2¬†The¬†Lord¬†has¬†made known his salvation; ¬†¬†¬†¬†he has¬†revealed his righteousness in¬†the sight of the nations. 3¬†He has¬†remembered his¬†steadfast love and faithfulness ¬†¬†¬†¬†to the house of Israel. All¬†the ends of the earth have seen ¬†¬†¬†¬†the salvation of our God. 4¬†Make a joyful noise to the¬†Lord, all the earth; ¬†¬†¬†¬†break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5¬†Sing praises to the¬†Lord¬†with the lyre, ¬†¬†¬†¬†with the lyre and the¬†sound of melody! 6¬†With¬†trumpets and the sound of¬†the … Continue reading Psalm 98 English Standard Version (ESV) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lordūüēä

Psalm 69 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Can Be Trustedūüēä

Psalm 69¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV)ūüēä (By David for the music leader. To the tune ‚ÄúLilies.‚ÄĚ) God Can Be Trustedūüēä 69:1¬†Save me, God! ¬†¬†¬†¬†I am about to drown. 2¬†I am sinking deep in the mud, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and my feet are slipping. ¬†¬†¬†¬†I am about to be swept under ¬†¬†¬†¬†by a mighty flood. 3¬†I am worn out from crying, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and my throat is dry. ¬†¬†¬†¬†I have waited for you ¬†¬†¬†¬†till my eyes are blurred. 4¬†There are more people ¬†¬†¬†¬†who hate me for no reason ¬†¬†¬†¬†than there are hairs ¬†¬†¬†¬†on my head. Many terrible enemies ¬†¬†¬†¬†want to destroy me, God. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Am I supposed to give back ¬†¬†¬†¬†something I didn‚Äôt steal? … Continue reading Psalm 69 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Can Be Trustedūüēä

Psalm 58 New King James Version (NKJV) The Just Judgment of the Wickedūüēä

Psalm 58¬†New King James Version (NKJV) The Just Judgment of the Wickedūüēä To the Chief Musician. Set to ‚ÄúDo Not Destroy.‚ÄĚ A Michtam of David. 58:1¬†Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men? 2¬†No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth. 3¬†The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. 4¬†Their poison¬†is¬†like the poison of a serpent; They are¬†like the deaf cobra¬†that¬†stops its ear, 5¬†Which will not¬†heed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully. 6¬†Break their teeth in their … Continue reading Psalm 58 New King James Version (NKJV) The Just Judgment of the Wickedūüēä

Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 68¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä 68:1¬†God rises up and scatters his enemies. ¬†¬†¬†¬†Those who hate him run away in defeat. 2¬†As smoke is blown away, so he drives them off; ¬†¬†¬†¬†as wax melts in front of the fire, ¬†¬†¬†¬†so do the wicked perish in God’s presence. 3¬†But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they are happy and shout for joy. 4¬†Sing to God, sing praises to his name; ¬†¬†¬†¬†prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds. ¬†¬†¬†¬†His name is the¬†Lord‚ÄĒbe glad in his presence! 5¬†God, who lives in his sacred Temple, ¬†¬†¬†¬†cares for orphans and protects … Continue reading Psalm 68 Good News Translation (GNT) A National Song of Triumphūüēä

Psalm 74 English Standard Version (ESV) “Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause”ūüēä

  Psalm 74¬†English Standard Version (ESV)ūüēä Arise, O God, Defend Your Causeūüēä A Maskil of¬†Asaph. 74:1¬†O God, why do you¬†cast us off forever? ¬†¬†¬†¬†Why does your anger¬†smoke against¬†the sheep of your pasture? 2¬†Remember your congregation, which you have¬†purchased of old, ¬†¬†¬†¬†which you have¬†redeemed to be¬†the tribe of your heritage! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Remember Mount Zion,¬†where you have dwelt. 3¬†Direct your steps to¬†the perpetual ruins; ¬†¬†¬†¬†the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! 4¬†Your foes have¬†roared in the midst of your meeting place; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they set up their¬†own signs for¬†signs. 5¬†They were like those who swing¬†axes ¬†¬†¬†¬†in a forest of trees. 6¬†And all its¬†carved wood ¬†¬†¬†¬†they broke down with hatchets and … Continue reading Psalm 74 English Standard Version (ESV) “Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause”ūüēä

Psalm 81 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Makes Us Strong

Psalm 81¬†Contemporary English Version (CEV) (By Asaph for the music leader.) God Makes Us Strong 81:1¬†Be happy and shout to God ¬†¬†¬†¬†who makes us strong! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Shout praises to the God ¬†¬†¬†¬†of Jacob. 2¬†Sing as you play tambourines ¬†¬†¬†¬†and the lovely sounding ¬†¬†¬†¬†stringed instruments. 3¬†Sound the trumpets and start ¬†¬†¬†¬†the New Moon Festival. ¬†¬†¬†¬†We must also celebrate ¬†¬†¬†¬†when the moon is full. 4¬†This is the law in Israel, ¬†¬†¬†¬†and it was given to us ¬†¬†¬†¬†by the God of Jacob. 5¬†The descendants of Joseph ¬†¬†¬†¬†were told to obey it, ¬†¬†¬†¬†when God led them out ¬†¬†¬†¬†from the land of Egypt. In a language unknown to me, ¬†¬†¬†¬†I heard someone … Continue reading Psalm 81 Contemporary English Version (CEV) God Makes Us Strong

Psalm 94 New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous

Psalm 94¬†New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous 94:1¬†O¬†Lord¬†God,¬†to whom vengeance belongs‚ÄĒ O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! 2¬†Rise up, O¬†Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud. 3¬†Lord,¬†how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph? 4¬†They¬†utter speech,¬†and¬†speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. 5¬†They break in pieces Your people, O¬†Lord, And afflict Your heritage. 6¬†They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless. 7¬†Yet they say, ‚ÄúThe¬†Lord¬†does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob understand.‚ÄĚ 8¬†Understand, you senseless among the people; And¬†you¬†fools, when will you be wise? 9¬†He … Continue reading Psalm 94 New King James Version (NKJV) God the Refuge of the Righteous

Psalm 67 Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving

Psalm 67¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving 67:1¬†God, be merciful to us and bless us; ¬†¬†¬†¬†look on us with kindness, 2¬†so that the whole world may know your will; ¬†¬†¬†¬†so that all nations may know your salvation. 3¬†May the peoples praise you, O God; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all the peoples praise you! 4¬†May the nations be glad and sing for joy, ¬†¬†¬†¬†because you judge the peoples with justice ¬†¬†¬†¬†and guide every nation on earth. 5¬†May the peoples praise you, O God; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all the peoples praise you! 6¬†The land has produced its harvest; ¬†¬†¬†¬†God, our God, has blessed us. 7¬†God has blessed us; ¬†¬†¬†¬†may all people … Continue reading Psalm 67 Good News Translation (GNT) A Song of Thanksgiving

Psalm 56 Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer of Trust in God

Psalm 56¬†Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer of Trust in God 56:1¬†Be merciful to me, O God, ¬†¬†¬†¬†because I am under attack; ¬†¬†¬†¬†my enemies persecute me all the time. 2¬†All day long my opponents attack me. ¬†¬†¬†¬†There are so many who fight against me. 3¬†When I am afraid, O¬†Lord¬†Almighty, ¬†¬†¬†¬†I put my trust in you. 4¬†I trust in God and am not afraid; ¬†¬†¬†¬†I praise him for what he has promised. ¬†¬†¬†¬†What can a mere human being do to me? 5¬†My enemies make trouble for me all day long; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they are always thinking up some way to hurt me! 6¬†They gather in hiding places ¬†¬†¬†¬†and watch … Continue reading Psalm 56 Good News Translation (GNT) A Prayer of Trust in God

Psalm 73 English Standard Version (ESV)

Psalm 73¬†English Standard Version (ESV) Psalm 73¬†English Standard Version (ESV) God Is My Strength and Portion ForeverūüĆĻ A Psalm of¬†Asaph. 73:1¬†Truly God is good to¬†Israel, ¬†¬†¬†¬†to those who are¬†pure in heart. 2¬†But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, ¬†¬†¬†¬†my steps had nearly slipped. 3¬†For I was¬†envious of the arrogant ¬†¬†¬†¬†when I saw the¬†prosperity of the wicked. 4¬†For they have no pangs until death; ¬†¬†¬†¬†their bodies are fat and sleek. 5¬†They are not in trouble as others are; ¬†¬†¬†¬†they are not¬†stricken like the rest of mankind. 6¬†Therefore pride is¬†their necklace; ¬†¬†¬†¬†violence covers them as¬†a garment. 7¬†Their¬†eyes swell out through fatness; ¬†¬†¬†¬†their hearts overflow with follies. … Continue reading Psalm 73 English Standard Version (ESV)