Tehilim 32, 38, 70, 82, 121, 124, 127, 128
Of David. A maskil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered over.
Happy the man whom the LORD does not hold guilty, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
As long as I said nothing, my limbs wasted away from my anguished roaring all day long.
For night and day Your hand lay heavy on me; my vigor waned as in the summer drought.Selah.
Then I acknowledged my sin to You; I did not cover up my guilt; I resolved, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the guilt of my sin.Selah.
Therefore let every faithful man pray to You upon discovering [his sin], that the rushing mighty waters not overtake him.
You are my shelter; You preserve me from distress; You surround me with the joyous shouts of deliverance. Selah.
Let me enlighten you and show you which way to go; let me offer counsel; my eye is on you.
Be not like a senseless horse or mule whose movement must be curbed by bit and bridle; far be it from you!
Many are the torments of the wicked, but he who trusts in the LORD shall be surrounded with favor.
Rejoice in the LORD and exult, O you righteous; shout for joy, all upright men!
A psalm of David. Lehazkir.
O LORD, do not punish me in wrath; do not chastise me in fury.
For Your arrows have struck me; Your blows have fallen upon me.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your rage, no wholeness in my bones because of my sin.
For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are like a heavy burden, more than I can bear.
My wounds stink and fester because of my folly.
I am all bent and bowed; I walk about in gloom all day long.
For my sinews are full of fever; there is no soundness in my flesh.
I am all benumbed and crushed; I roar because of the turmoil in my mind.
O Lord, You are aware of all my entreaties; my groaning is not hidden from You.
My mind reels; my strength fails me; my eyes too have lost their luster.
My friends and companions stand back from my affliction; my kinsmen stand far off.
Those who seek my life lay traps; those who wish me harm speak malice; they utter deceit all the time.
But I am like a deaf man, unhearing, like a dumb man who cannot speak up;
I am like one who does not hear, who has no retort on his lips.
But I wait for You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord, my God.
For I fear they will rejoice over me; when my foot gives way they will vaunt themselves against me.
For I am on the verge of collapse; my pain is always with me.
I acknowledge my iniquity; I am fearful over my sin;
for my mortal enemies are numerous; my treacherous foes are many.
Those who repay evil for good harass me for pursuing good.
Do not abandon me, O LORD; my God, be not far from me;
hasten to my aid, O Lord, my deliverance.
For the leader. Of David. Lehazkir.
Hasten, O God, to save me; O LORD, to aid me!
Let those who seek my life be frustrated and disgraced; let those who wish me harm, fall back in shame.
Let those who say, “Aha! Aha!” turn back because of their frustration.
But let all who seek You be glad and rejoice in You; let those who are eager for Your deliverance always say, “Extolled be God!”
But I am poor and needy; O God, hasten to me! You are my help and my rescuer; O LORD, do not delay.
A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the divine assembly; among the divine beings He pronounces judgment.
How long will you judge perversely, showing favor to the wicked?Selah.
Judge the wretched and the orphan, vindicate the lowly and the poor,
rescue the wretched and the needy; save them from the hand of the wicked.
They neither know nor understand, they go about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth totter.
I had taken you for divine beings, sons of the Most High, all of you;
but you shall die as men do, fall like any prince.
Arise, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are Your possession.
A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot give way; your guardian will not slumber;
See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!
The LORD is your guardian, the LORD is your protection at your right hand.
By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will guard you from all harm; He will guard your life.
The LORD will guard your going and coming now and forever.
A song of ascents. Of David. Were it not for the LORD, who was on our side, let Israel now declare,
were it not for the LORD, who was on our side when men assailed us,
they would have swallowed us alive in their burning rage against us;
the waters would have carried us off, the torrent would have swept over us;
over us would have swept the seething waters.
Blessed is the LORD, who did not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
We are like a bird escaped from the fowler’s trap; the trap broke and we escaped.
Our help is the name of the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain on it; unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman keeps vigil in vain.
In vain do you rise early and stay up late, you who toil for the bread you eat; He provides as much for His loved ones while they sleep.
Sons are the provision of the LORD; the fruit of the womb, His reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are sons born to a man in his youth.
Happy is the man who fills his quiver with them; they shall not be put to shame when they contend with the enemy in the gate.
A song of ascents. Happy are all who fear the LORD, who follow His ways.
You shall enjoy the fruit of your labors; you shall be happy and you shall prosper.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons, like olive saplings around your table.
So shall the man who fears the LORD be blessed.
May the LORD bless you from Zion; may you share the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life,
and live to see your children’s children. May all be well with Israel!