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Read the Bible in a Year - June 25

Psalm 72 - 77


American Standard Version

Psalm 72

1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son.

2 He will judge thy people with righteousness, And thy poor with justice.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

4 He will judge the poor of the people, He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6 He will come down like rain upon the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the River unto the ends of the earth.

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth, And the poor, that hath no helper.

13 He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.

14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:

15 And they shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: And men shall pray for him continually; They shall bless him all the day long.

16 There shall be abundance of grain in the earth upon the top of the mountains; The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

17 His name shall endure for ever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun: And men shall be blessed in him; All nations shall call him happy.

18 Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things:

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 Surely God is good to Israel, Even to such as are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; My steps had well nigh slipped.

3 For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no pangs in their death; But their strength is firm.

5 They are not in trouble as other men; Neither are they plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.

8 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.

9 They have set their mouth in the heavens, And their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return hither: And waters of a full cup are drained by them.

11 And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?

12 Behold, these are the wicked; And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.

13 Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocency;

14 For all the day long have I been plagued, And chastened every morning.

15 If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.

16 When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;

17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God, And considered their latter end.

18 Surely thou settest them in slippery places: Thou castest them down to destruction.

19 How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.

20 As a dream when one awaketh, So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.

21 For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart:

22 So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.

24 Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that play the harlot, departing from thee.

28 But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.

Psalm 74

1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old, Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance; And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins, All the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.

4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly; They have set up their ensigns for signs.

5 They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.

6 And now all the carved work thereof They break down with hatchet and hammers.

7 They have set thy sanctuary on fire; They have profaned the dwelling-place of thy name by casting it to the ground.

8 They said in their heart, Let us make havoc of them altogether: They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

9 We see not our signs: There is no more any prophet; Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

11 Why drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand? Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.

12 Yet God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.

14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces; Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

15 Thou didst cleave fountain and flood: Thou driedst up mighty rivers.

16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah, And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.

19 Oh deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast: Forget not the life of thy poor for ever.

20 Have respect unto the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

21 Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.

23 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: The tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.

Psalm 75

1 We give thanks unto thee, O God; We give thanks, for thy name is near: Men tell of thy wondrous works.

2 When I shall find the set time, I will judge uprightly.

3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have set up the pillars of it. Selah

4 I said unto the arrogant, Deal not arrogantly; And to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5 Lift not up your horn on high; Speak not with a stiff neck.

6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the south, cometh lifting up.

7 But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.

8 For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine foameth; It is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same: Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.

9 But I will declare for ever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel.

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, And his dwelling-place in Zion.

3 There he brake the arrows of the bow; The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah

4 Glorious art thou and excellent, From the mountains of prey.

5 The stouthearted are made a spoil, They have slept their sleep; And none of the men of might have found their hands.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.

7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared; And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

8 Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven; The earth feared, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. Selah

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: The residue of wrath shalt thou gird upon thee.

11 Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God: Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; My soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah

4 Thou holdest mine eyes watching: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, The years of ancient times.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart; And my spirit maketh diligent search.

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? And will he be favorable no more?

8 Is his lovingkindness clean gone for ever? Doth his promise fail for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah

10 And I said, This is my infirmity; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.

11 I will make mention of the deeds of Jehovah; For I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also upon all thy work, And muse on thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: Who is a great god like unto God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast made known thy strength among the peoples.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16 The waters saw thee, O God; The waters saw thee, they were afraid: The depths also trembled.

17 The clouds poured out water; The skies sent out a sound: Thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lightened the world: The earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way was in the sea, And thy paths in the great waters, And thy footsteps were not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock, By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Amplified

Psalm 72

1 GIVE THE king [knowledge of] Your [way of] judging, O God, and [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king's son [to control all his actions].

2 Let him judge {and} govern Your people with righteousness, and Your poor {and} afflicted ones with judgment {and} justice.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, through [the general establishment of] righteousness.

4 May he judge {and} defend the poor of the people, deliver the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor,

5 So that they may revere {and} fear You while the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

6 May he [Solomon as a type of King David's greater Son] be like rain that comes down upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.

7 In His [Christ's] days shall the [uncompromisingly] righteous flourish and peace abound till there is a moon no longer.

8 He [Christ] shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth.

9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him and His enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the coasts shall bring offerings; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him.

12 For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper.

13 He will have pity on the poor {and} weak and needy and will save the lives of the needy.

14 He will redeem their lives from oppression {and} fraud and violence, and precious {and} costly shall their blood be in His sight.

15 And He shall live; and to Him shall be given gold of Sheba; prayer also shall be made for Him {and} through Him continually, {and} they shall bless {and} praise Him all the day long.

16 There shall be abundance of grain in the soil upon the top of the mountains [the least fruitful places in the land]; the fruit of it shall wave like [the forests of] Lebanon, and [the inhabitants of] the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

17 His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun [indeed, His name continues before the sun]. And men shall be blessed {and} bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed!

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone does wondrous things!

19 Blessed be His glorious name forever; let the whole earth be filled with His glory! Amen and Amen!

20 The prayers of David son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 TRULY GOD is [only] good to Israel, even to those who are upright {and} pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well-nigh slipped.

3 For I was envious of the foolish {and} arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For they suffer no violent pangs in their death, but their strength is firm.

5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they smitten {and} plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride is about their necks like a chain; violence covers them like a garment [like a long, luxurious robe].

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness, they have more than heart could wish; {and} the imaginations of their minds overflow [with follies].

8 They scoff, and wickedly utter oppression; they speak loftily [from on high, maliciously and blasphemously].

9 They set their mouths against {and} speak down from heaven, and their tongues swagger through the earth [invading even heaven with blasphemy and smearing earth with slanders].

10 Therefore His people return here, and waters of a full cup [offered by the wicked] are [blindly] drained by them.

11 And they say, How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who always prosper {and} are at ease in the world; they increase in riches.

13 Surely then in vain have I cleansed my heart and washed my hands in innocency.

14 For all the day long have I been smitten {and} plagued, and chastened every morning.

15 Had I spoken thus [and given expression to my feelings], I would have been untrue {and} have dealt treacherously against the generation of Your children.

16 But when I considered how to understand this, it was too great an effort for me {and} too painful

17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood [for I considered] their end.

18 [After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin {and} destruction.

19 How they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors!

20 As a dream [which seems real] until one awakens, so, O Lord, when You arouse Yourself [to take note of the wicked], You will despise their outward show.

21 For my heart was grieved, embittered, {and} in a state of ferment, and I was pricked in my heart [as with the sharp fang of an adder].

22 So foolish, stupid, {and} brutish was I, and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You do hold my right hand.

24 You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to honor {and} glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And I have no delight {or} desire on earth besides You.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock {and} firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.

27 For behold, those who are far from You shall perish; You will destroy all who are false to You {and} like [spiritual] harlots depart from You.

28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God {and} made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 74

1 O GOD, why do You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger burn {and} smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

2 [Earnestly] remember Your congregation which You have acquired of old, which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your heritage; remember Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

3 Direct Your feet [quickly] to the perpetual ruins {and} desolations; the foe has devastated {and} desecrated everything in the sanctuary.

4 In the midst of Your Holy Place Your enemies have roared [with their battle cry]; they set up their own [idol] emblems for signs [of victory].

5 They seemed like men who lifted up axes upon a thicket of trees to make themselves a record.

6 And then all the carved wood of the Holy Place they broke down with hatchets and hammers.

7 They have set Your sanctuary on fire; they have profaned the dwelling place of Your Name by casting it to the ground.

8 They said in their hearts, Let us make havoc [of such places] altogether. They have burned up all God's meetinghouses in the land.

9 We do not see our symbols; there is no longer any prophet, neither does any among us know for how long.

10 O God, how long is the adversary to scoff {and} reproach? Is the enemy to blaspheme {and} revile Your name forever?

11 Why do You hold back Your hand, even Your right hand? Draw it out of Your bosom {and} consume them [make an end of them]!

12 Yet God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 You did divide the [Red] Sea by Your might; You broke the heads of the [Egyptian] dragons in the waters.

14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan (Egypt); You did give him as food for the creatures inhabiting the wilderness.

15 You did cleave open [the rock bringing forth] fountains and streams; You dried up mighty, ever-flowing rivers (the Jordan).

16 The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have established the [starry] light and the sun.

17 You have fixed all the borders of the earth [the divisions of land and sea and of the nations]; You have made summer and winter.

18 [Earnestly] remember how the enemy has scoffed, O Lord, {and} reproached You, and how a foolish {and} impious people has blasphemed Your name.

19 Oh, do not deliver the life of your turtledove to the wild beast (to the greedy multitude); forget not the life [of the multitude] of Your poor forever.

20 Have regard for the covenant [You made with Abraham], for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

21 Oh, let not the downtrodden return in shame; let the oppressed and needy praise Your name.

22 Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; remember [earnestly] how the foolish {and} impious man scoffs {and} reproaches You day after day {and} all day long.

23 Do not forget the [clamoring] voices of Your adversaries, the tumult of those who rise up against You, which ascends continually.

Psalm 75

1 WE GIVE praise {and} thanks to You, O God, we praise {and} give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near {and} they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

2 When the proper time has come [for executing My judgments], I will judge uprightly [says the Lord].

3 When the earth totters, and all the inhabitants of it, it is I Who will poise {and} keep steady its pillars. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 I said to the arrogant {and} boastful, Deal not arrogantly [do not boast]; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn [of personal aggrandizement].

5 Lift not up your [aggressive] horn on high, speak not with a stiff neck {and} insolent arrogance.

6 For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion {and} lifting up.

7 But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another.

8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup [of His wrath], and the wine foams {and} is red, well mixed; and He pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink its dregs.

9 But I will declare {and} rejoice forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the ungodly also will I cut off [says the Lord], but the horns of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76

1 IN JUDAH God is known {and} renowned; His name is highly praised {and} is great in Israel.

2 In [Jeru]Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place is in Zion.

3 There He broke the bow's flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 Glorious {and} excellent are You from the mountains of prey [splendid and majestic, more than the everlasting mountains].

5 The stouthearted are stripped of their spoil, they have slept the sleep [of death]; and none of the men of might could raise their hands.

6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death].

7 You, even You, are to be feared [with awe and reverence]! Who may stand in Your presence when once Your anger is roused?

8 You caused sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still--

9 When God arose to [establish] judgment, to save all the meek {and} oppressed of the earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain {and} gird {and} arm Yourself with it.

11 Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit [of pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 I WILL cry to God with my voice, even to God with my voice, and He will give ear {and} hearken to me.

2 In the day of my trouble I seek (inquire of and desperately require) the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out [in prayer] without slacking up; I refuse to be comforted.

3 I [earnestly] remember God; I am disquieted {and} I groan; I muse in prayer, and my spirit faints [overwhelmed]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 You hold my eyes from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I consider the days of old, the years of bygone times [of prosperity].

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night; with my heart I meditate and my spirit searches diligently:

7 Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more?

8 Have His mercy {and} loving-kindness ceased forever? Have His promises ended for all time?

9 Has God [deliberately] abandoned {or} forgotten His graciousness? Has He in anger shut up His compassion? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

10 And I say, This [apparent desertion of Israel by God] is my appointed lot {and} trial, but I will recall the years of the right hand of the Most High [in loving-kindness extended toward us], for this is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High changes.

11 I will [earnestly] recall the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will [earnestly] remember the wonders [You performed for our fathers] of old.

12 I will meditate also upon all Your works and consider all Your [mighty] deeds.

13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary [in holiness, away from sin and guilt]. Who is a great God like our God?

14 You are the God Who does wonders; You have demonstrated Your power among the peoples.

15 You have with Your [mighty] arm redeemed Your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

16 When the waters [at the Red Sea and the Jordan] saw You, O God, they were afraid; the deep shuddered also, for [all] the waters saw You.

17 The clouds poured down water, the skies sent out a sound [of rumbling thunder]; Your arrows went forth [in forked lightning].

18 The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind, the lightnings illumined the world; the earth trembled and shook.

19 Your way [in delivering Your people] was through the sea, and Your paths through the great waters, yet Your footsteps were not traceable, {but} were obliterated.

20 You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Basic Bible

Psalm 72

1 Give the king your authority, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

2 May he be a judge of your people in righteousness, and make true decisions for the poor.

3 May the mountains give peace to the people, and the hills righteousness.

4 May he be a judge of the poor among the people, may he give salvation to the children of those who are in need; by him let the violent be crushed.

5 May his life go on as long as the sun and moon, through all generations.

6 May he come down like rain on the cut grass; like showers watering the earth.

7 In his days may the upright do well, living in peace as long as there is a moon in heaven.

8 Let his kingdom be from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.

9 Let those who are against him go down before him; and let his haters be low in the dust.

10 Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands come back with offerings; let the kings of Sheba and Seba give of their stores.

11 Yes, let all kings go down before him; let all nations be his servants.

12 For he will be a saviour to the poor in answer to his cry; and to him who is in need, without a helper.

13 He will have pity on the poor, and be the saviour of those who are in need.

14 He will keep their souls free from evil designs and violent attacks; and their blood will be of value in his eyes.

15 May he have long life, and may gold from Sheba be given to him: may prayers be made for him at all times; may blessings be on him every day.

16 May there be wide-stretching fields of grain in the land, shaking on the top of the mountains, full of fruit like Lebanon: may its stems be unnumbered like the grass of the earth.

17 May his name go on for ever, as long as the sun: may men be blessing themselves by him; may all nations be blessing his name.

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, the only doer of wonders.

19 Praise to the glory of his noble name for ever; let all the earth be full of his glory. So be it, So be it.

20 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Psalm 73

1 Truly, God is good to Israel, even to such as are clean in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost gone from under me; I was near to slipping;

3 Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.

4 For they have no pain; their bodies are fat and strong.

5 They are not in trouble as others are; they have no part in the unhappy fate of men.

6 For this reason pride is round them like a chain; they are clothed with violent behaviour as with a robe.

7 Their eyes are bursting with fat; they have more than their heart's desire.

8 Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.

9 Their mouth goes up to heaven; their tongues go walking through the earth.

10 For this reason they are full of bread; and water is ever flowing for them.

11 And they say, How will the Lord see this? is there knowledge in the Most High?

12 Truly, such are the sinners; they do well at all times, and their wealth is increased.

13 As for me, I have made my heart clean to no purpose, washing my hands in righteousness;

14 For I have been troubled all the day; every morning have I undergone punishment.

15 If I would make clear what it is like, I would say, You are false to the generation of your children.

16 When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes;

17 Till I went into God's holy place, and saw the end of the evil-doers.

18 You put their feet where there was danger of slipping, so that they go down into destruction.

19 How suddenly are they wasted! fears are the cause of their destruction.

20 As a dream when one is awake, they are ended; they are like an image gone out of mind when sleep is over.

21 My heart was made bitter, and I was pained by the bite of grief:

22 As for me, I was foolish, and without knowledge; I was like a beast before you.

23 But still I am ever with you; you have taken me by my right hand.

24 Your wisdom will be my guide, and later you will put me in a place of honour.

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and having you I have no desire for anything on earth.

26 My flesh and my heart are wasting away: but God is the Rock of my heart and my eternal heritage.

27 For those who are far away from you will come to destruction: you will put an end to all those who have not kept faith with you.

28 But it is good for me to come near to God: I have put my faith in the Lord God, so that I may make clear all his works.

Psalm 74

1 Of God, why have you put us away from you for ever? why is the fire of your wrath smoking against the sheep who are your care?

2 Keep in mind your band of worshippers, for whom you gave payment in the days which are past, whom you took for yourself as the people of your heritage; even this mountain of Zion, which has been your resting-place.

3 Go up and see the unending destruction; all the evil which your haters have done in the holy place;

4 Sending out their voices like lions among your worshippers; they have put up their signs to be seen.

5 They are cutting down, like a man whose blade is lifted up against the thick trees.

6 Your doors are broken down with hammers and iron blades.

7 They have put on fire your holy place; they have made the place of your name unclean, pulling it down to the earth.

8 They have said in their hearts, Let us put an end to them all together; they have given over to the fire all God's places of worship in the land.

9 We do not see our signs: there is no longer any prophet, or anyone among us to say how long.

10 O God, how long will those who are against us say cruel things? will the hater go on looking down on your name for ever?

11 Why are you keeping back your hand, and covering your right hand in your robe?

12 For from the past God is my King, working salvation in the earth.

13 The sea was parted in two by your strength; the heads of the great sea-beasts were broken.

14 The heads of the great snake were crushed by you; you gave them as food to the fishes of the sea.

15 You made valleys for fountains and springs; you made the ever-flowing rivers dry.

16 The day is yours and the night is yours: you made the light and the sun.

17 By you all the limits of the earth were fixed; you have made summer and winter.

18 Keep this in mind, O Lord, that your haters have said cruel things, and that your name has been looked down on by a people of evil behaviour.

19 O give not the soul of your dove to the hawk; let not the life of the poor go out of your memory for ever.

20 Keep in mind your undertaking; for the dark places of the earth are full of pride and cruel acts.

21 O let not the crushed be turned back in shame; let the low man and the poor give praise to your name.

22 Up! O God, be the judge of your cause; keep in mind the bitter things which the man of evil behaviour says against you every day.

23 Keep in mind the voice of your haters; the outcry of those who come against you goes up every day.

Psalm 75

1 To you, O God, we give praise, to you we give praise: and those who give honour to your name make clear your works of power.

2 When the right time has come, I will be the judge in righteousness.

3 When the earth and all its people become feeble, I am the support of its pillars. (Selah.)

4 I say to the men of pride, Let your pride be gone: and to the sinners, Let not your horn be lifted up.

5 Let not your horn be lifted up: let no more words of pride come from your outstretched necks.

6 For honour does not come from the east, or from the west, or uplifting from the south;

7 But God is the judge, putting down one, and lifting up another.

8 For in the hand of the Lord is a cup, and the wine is red; it is well mixed, overflowing from his hand: he will make all the sinners of the earth take of it, even to the last drop.

9 But I will ever be full of joy, making songs of praise to the God of Jacob.

10 By him will all the horns of the sinners be cut off; but the horns of the upright will be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 In Judah is the knowledge of God; his name is great in Israel,

2 In Salem is his tent, his resting-place in Zion.

3 There were the arrows of the bow broken, there he put an end to body-cover, sword, and fight. (Selah.)

4 You are shining and full of glory, more than the eternal mountains.

5 Gone is the wealth of the strong, their last sleep has overcome them; the men of war have become feeble.

6 At the voice of your wrath, O God of Jacob, deep sleep has overcome carriage and horse.

7 You, you are to be feared; who may keep his place before you in the time of your wrath?

8 From heaven you gave your decision; the earth, in its fear, gave no sound,

9 When God took his place as judge, for the salvation of the poor on the earth. (Selah.)

10 The... will give you praise; the rest of...

11 Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared.

12 He puts an end to the wrath of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 I was crying to God with my voice; even to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.

2 In the day of my trouble, my heart was turned to the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night without resting; my soul would not be comforted.

3 I will keep God in memory, with sounds of grief; my thoughts are troubled, and my spirit is overcome. (Selah.)

4 You keep my eyes from sleep; I am so troubled that no words come.

5 My thoughts go back to the days of the past, to the years which are gone.

6 The memory of my song comes back to me in the night; my thoughts are moving in my heart; my spirit is searching with care.

7 Will the Lord put me away for ever? will he be kind no longer?

8 Is his mercy quite gone for ever? has his word come to nothing?

9 Has God put away the memory of his pity? are his mercies shut up by his wrath? (Selah.)

10 And I said, It is a weight on my spirit; but I will keep in mind the years of the right hand of the Most High.

11 I will keep in mind the works of Jah: I will keep the memory of your wonders in the past.

12 I will give thought to all your work, while my mind goes over your acts of power.

13 Your way, O God, is holy: what god is so great as our God?

14 You are the God who does works of power: you have made your strength clear to the nations.

15 With your arm you have made your people free, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah.)

16 The waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you, they were in fear: even the deep was troubled.

17 The clouds sent out water; the skies gave out a sound; truly, your arrows went far and wide.

18 The voice of your thunder went rolling on; the world was flaming with the light of the storm; the earth was shaking.

19 Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.

20 You were guiding your people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Darby

Psalm 72

1 {For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

2 He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thine afflicted with judgment.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, by righteousness.

4 He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They shall fear thee as long as sun and moon endure, from generation to generation.

6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.

7 In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon be no more.

8 And he shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

9 The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer tribute:

11 Yea, all kings shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;

13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy:

14 He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

15 And he shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba; and prayer shall be made for him continually: all the day shall he be blessed.

16 There shall be abundance of corn in the earth, upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall bloom like the herb of the earth.

17 His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.

18 Blessed be Jehovah Elohim, the God of Israel, who alone doeth wondrous things!

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever! and let the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 {A Psalm of Asaph.} Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are of a pure heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped;

3 For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished;

5 They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like [other] men:

6 Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them [as] a garment;

7 Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:

8 They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

9 They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.

11 And they say, How can "God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?

12 Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches.

13 Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency:

14 For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

15 If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.

16 When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;

17 Until I went into the sanctuaries of "God; [then] understood I their end.

18 Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.

19 How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.

20 As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.

21 When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,

22 Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was [as] a beast with thee.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden my right hand;

24 Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.

25 Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.

27 For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth a whoring from thee.

28 But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 74

1 {An instruction: of Asaph.} Why, O God, hast thou cast off for ever? [why] doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

2 Remember thine assembly, which thou hast purchased of old, which thou hast redeemed [to be] the portion of thine inheritance, this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

3 Lift up thy steps unto the perpetual desolations: everything in the sanctuary hath the enemy destroyed.

4 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy place of assembly; they set up their signs [for] signs.

5 [A man] was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;

6 And now they break down its carved work altogether, with hatchets and hammers.

7 They have set on fire thy sanctuary, they have profaned the habitation of thy name to the ground.

8 They said in their heart, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all "God's places of assembly in the land.

9 We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy contemn thy name for ever?

11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, and thy right hand? [pluck it] out of thy bosom: consume [them].

12 But God is my king of old, accomplishing deliverances in the midst of the earth.

13 *Thou* didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou didst break the heads of the monsters on the waters:

14 *Thou* didst break in pieces the heads of leviathan, thou gavest him to be meat to those that people the desert.

15 *Thou* didst cleave fountain and torrent, *thou* driedst up ever-flowing rivers.

16 The day is thine, the night also is thine; *thou* hast prepared the moon and the sun:

17 *Thou* hast set all the borders of the earth; summer and winter -- *thou* didst form them.

18 Remember this, that an enemy hath reproached Jehovah, and a foolish people have contemned thy name.

19 Give not up the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast; forget not the troop of thine afflicted for ever.

20 Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.

21 Oh let not the oppressed one return ashamed; let the afflicted and needy praise thy name.

22 Rise up, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day;

23 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries: the tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.

Psalm 75

1 {To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' A Psalm of Asaph: a Song.} Unto thee we give thanks, O God, we give thanks; and thy name is near: thy marvellous works declare it.

2 When I shall receive the assembly, I will judge with equity.

3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have established its pillars. Selah.

4 I said unto the boastful, Boast not; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5 Lift not up your horn on high; speak not arrogantly with a [stiff] neck.

6 For not from the east nor from the west, nor yet from the south doth exaltation [come]:

7 For God is the judge; he putteth down one and exalteth another.

8 For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and it foameth with wine, it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same; yea, the dregs thereof shall all the wicked of the earth drain off, [and] drink.

9 But as for me, I will declare for ever; I will sing psalms to the God of Jacob.

10 And all the horns of the wicked will I cut off; [but] the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76

1 {To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph: a Song.} In Judah is God known, his name is great in Israel;

2 And in Salem is his tent, and his dwelling-place in Zion.

3 There broke he the flashings of the bow, shield and sword and battle. Selah.

4 More glorious art thou, more excellent, than the mountains of prey.

5 The stout-hearted are made a spoil, they have slept their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

7 Thou, thou art to be feared, and who can stand before thee when once thou art angry?

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from the heavens; the earth feared, and was still,

9 When God rose up to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

10 For the fury of man shall praise thee; the remainder of fury wilt thou gird on thyself.

11 Vow and pay unto Jehovah your God: let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that is to be feared.

12 He cutteth off the spirit of princes; [he] is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 {To the chief Musician. On Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.} My voice is unto God, and I will cry; my voice is unto God, and he will give ear unto me.

2 In the day of my trouble, I sought the Lord: my hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered God, and I moaned; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

4 Thou holdest open mine eyelids; I am full of disquiet and cannot speak.

5 I consider the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6 I remember my song in the night; I muse in mine own heart, and my spirit maketh diligent search.

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

8 Hath his loving-kindness ceased for ever? hath [his] word come to an end from generation to generation?

9 Hath "God forgotten to be gracious? or hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10 Then said I, This is my weakness: -- the years of the right hand of the Most High

11 Will I remember, -- the works of Jah; for I will remember thy wonders of old,

12 And I will meditate upon all thy work, and muse upon thy doings.

13 O God, thy way is in the sanctuary: who is so great a "god as God?

14 Thou art the "God that doest wonders; thou hast declared thy strength among the peoples.

15 Thou hast with [thine] arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they trembled, yea, the depths were troubled:

17 The thick clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound, yea, thine arrows went abroad:

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind, lightnings lit up the world; the earth was troubled and it quaked.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths are in the great waters; and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

King James Version

Psalm 72

1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 74

1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

Psalm 75

1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76

1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Latin Vulgate

Psalm 72

1 in Salomonem Deus iudicium tuum regi da et iustitiam tuam filio regis

2 iudicare populum tuum in iustitia et pauperes tuos in iudicio

3 suscipiant montes pacem populo et colles iustitiam

4 iudicabit pauperes populi et salvos faciet filios pauperum et humiliabit calumniatorem

5 et permanebit cum sole et ante lunam generationes generationum

6 descendet sicut pluvia in vellus et sicut stillicidia stillantia super terram

7 orietur in diebus eius iustitia et abundantia pacis donec auferatur luna

8 et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare et a flumine usque ad terminos orbis terrarum

9 coram illo procident Aethiopes et inimici eius terram lingent

10 reges Tharsis et insulae munera offerent reges Arabum et Saba dona adducent

11 et adorabunt eum omnes reges omnes gentes servient ei

12 quia liberavit pauperem a potente et pauperem cui non erat adiutor

13 parcet pauperi et inopi et animas pauperum salvas faciet

14 ex usuris et iniquitate redimet animas eorum et honorabile nomen eorum coram illo

15 et vivet et dabitur ei de auro Arabiae et orabunt de ipso semper tota die benedicent ei

16 erit firmamentum in terra in summis montium superextolletur super Libanum fructus eius et florebunt de civitate sicut faenum terrae

17 sit nomen eius benedictum in saecula ante solem permanet nomen eius et benedicentur in ipso omnes tribus terrae omnes gentes beatificabunt eum

18 benedictus Dominus Deus Deus Israhel qui facit mirabilia solus

19 et benedictum nomen maiestatis eius in aeternum et replebitur maiestate eius omnis terra fiat fiat

20 defecerunt laudes David filii Iesse

Psalm 73

1 psalmus Asaph quam bonus Israhel Deus his qui recto sunt corde

2 mei autem paene moti sunt pedes paene effusi sunt gressus mei

3 quia zelavi super iniquis pacem peccatorum videns

4 quia non est respectus morti eorum et firmamentum in plaga eorum

5 in labore hominum non sunt et cum hominibus non flagellabuntur

6 ideo tenuit eos superbia operti sunt iniquitate et impietate sua

7 prodiet quasi ex adipe iniquitas eorum transierunt in affectum cordis

8 cogitaverunt et locuti sunt in nequitia iniquitatem in excelso locuti sunt

9 posuerunt in caelum os suum et lingua eorum transivit in terra

10 ideo convertetur populus meus hic et dies pleni invenientur in eis

11 et dixerunt quomodo scit Deus et si est scientia in Excelso

12 ecce ipsi peccatores et abundantes in saeculo obtinuerunt divitias

13 et dixi ergo sine causa iustificavi cor meum et lavi inter innocentes manus meas

14 et fui flagellatus tota die et castigatio mea in matutino

15 si dicebam narrabo sic ecce nationem filiorum tuorum reprobavi

16 et existimabam cognoscere hoc labor est ante me

17 donec intrem in sanctuarium Dei intellegam in novissimis eorum

18 verumtamen propter dolos posuisti eis deiecisti eos dum adlevarentur

19 quomodo facti sunt in desolationem subito defecerunt perierunt propter iniquitatem suam

20 velut somnium surgentium Domine in civitate tua imaginem ipsorum ad nihilum rediges

21 quia inflammatum est cor meum et renes mei commutati sunt

22 et ego ad nihilum redactus sum et nescivi

23 ut iumentum factus sum apud te et ego semper tecum

24 tenuisti manum dexteram meam et in voluntate tua deduxisti me et cum gloria suscepisti me

25 quid enim mihi est in caelo et a te quid volui super terram

26 defecit caro mea et cor meum Deus cordis mei et pars mea Deus in aeternum

27 quia ecce qui elongant se a te peribunt perdidisti omnem qui fornicatur abs te

28 mihi autem adherere Deo bonum est ponere in Domino Deo spem meam ut adnuntiem omnes praedicationes tuas in portis filiae Sion

Psalm 74

1 intellectus Asaph ut quid Deus reppulisti in finem iratus est furor tuus super oves pascuae tuae

2 memor esto congregationis tuae quam possedisti ab initio redemisti virgam hereditatis tuae mons Sion in quo habitasti in eo

3 leva manus tuas in superbias eorum in finem quanta malignatus est inimicus in sancto

4 et gloriati sunt qui oderunt te in medio sollemnitatis tuae posuerunt signa sua signa

5 et non cognoverunt sicut in exitu super summum quasi in silva lignorum securibus

6 exciderunt ianuas eius in id ipsum in securi et ascia deiecerunt eam

7 incenderunt igni sanctuarium tuum in terra polluerunt tabernaculum nominis tui

8 dixerunt in corde suo cognatio eorum simul quiescere faciamus omnes dies festos Dei a terra

9 signa nostra non vidimus iam non est propheta et nos non cognoscet amplius

10 usquequo Deus inproperabit inimicus inritat adversarius nomen tuum in finem

11 ut quid avertis manum tuam et dexteram tuam de medio sinu tuo in finem

12 Deus autem rex noster ante saeculum operatus est salutes in medio terrae

13 tu confirmasti in virtute tua mare contribulasti capita draconum in aquis

14 tu confregisti capita draconis dedisti eum escam populis Aethiopum

15 tu disrupisti fontem et torrentes tu siccasti fluvios Aetham

16 tuus est dies et tua est nox tu fabricatus es auroram et solem

17 tu fecisti omnes terminos terrae aestatem et ver tu plasmasti ea

18 memor esto huius inimicus inproperavit Dominum et populus insipiens incitavit nomen tuum

19 ne tradas bestiis animam confitentem tibi animas pauperum tuorum ne obliviscaris in finem

20 respice in testamentum tuum quia repleti sunt qui obscurati sunt terrae domibus iniquitatum

21 ne avertatur humilis factus confusus pauper et inops laudabunt nomen tuum

22 exsurge Deus iudica causam tuam memor esto inproperiorum tuorum eorum qui ab insipiente sunt tota die

23 ne obliviscaris voces inimicorum tuorum superbia eorum qui te oderunt ascendit semper

Psalm 75

1 in finem ne corrumpas psalmus Asaph cantici confitebimur tibi Deus confitebimur et invocabimus nomen tuum narrabimus mirabilia tua

2 cum accepero tempus ego iustitias iudicabo

3 liquefacta est terra et omnes qui habitant in ea ego confirmavi columnas eius diapsalma

4 dixi iniquis nolite inique facere et delinquentibus nolite exaltare cornu

5 nolite extollere in altum cornu vestrum nolite loqui adversus Deum iniquitatem

6 quia neque ab oriente neque ab occidente neque a desertis montibus

7 quoniam Deus iudex est hunc humiliat et hunc exaltat

8 quia calix in manu Domini vini meri plenus mixto et inclinavit ex hoc in hoc verum fex eius non est exinanita bibent omnes peccatores terrae

9 ego autem adnuntiabo in saeculum cantabo Deo Iacob

10 et omnia cornua peccatorum confringam et exaltabuntur cornua iusti

Psalm 76

1 in finem in laudibus psalmus Asaph canticum ad Assyrium notus in Iudaea Deus in Israhel magnum nomen eius

2 et factus est in pace locus eius et habitatio eius in Sion

3 ibi confregit potentias arcuum scutum et gladium et bellum diapsalma

4 inluminas tu mirabiliter de montibus aeternis

5 turbati sunt omnes insipientes corde dormierunt somnum suum et nihil invenerunt omnes viri divitiarum manibus suis

6 ab increpatione tua Deus Iacob dormitaverunt qui ascenderunt equos

7 tu terribilis es et quis resistet tibi ex tunc ira tua

8 de caelo auditum fecisti iudicium terra timuit et quievit

9 cum exsurgeret in iudicium Deus ut salvos faceret omnes mansuetos terrae diapsalma

10 quoniam cogitatio hominis confitebitur tibi et reliquiae cogitationis diem festum agent tibi

11 vovete et reddite Domino Deo vestro omnes qui in circuitu eius adferent munera terribili

12 et ei qui aufert spiritus principum terribili apud reges terrae

Psalm 77

1 in finem pro Idithun psalmus Asaph voce mea ad Dominum clamavi voce mea ad Deum et intendit me

2 in die tribulationis meae Deum exquisivi manibus meis nocte contra eum et non sum deceptus rennuit consolari anima mea

3 memor fui Dei et delectatus sum exercitatus sum et defecit spiritus meus diapsalma

4 anticipaverunt vigilias oculi mei turbatus sum et non sum locutus

5 cogitavi dies antiquos et annos aeternos in mente habui

6 et meditatus sum nocte cum corde meo exercitabar et scobebam spiritum meum

7 numquid in aeternum proiciet Deus et non adponet ut conplacitior sit adhuc

8 aut in finem misericordiam suam abscidet a generatione in generationem

9 aut obliviscetur misereri Deus aut continebit in ira sua misericordias suas diapsalma

10 et dixi nunc coepi haec mutatio dexterae Excelsi

11 memor fui operum Domini quia memor ero ab initio mirabilium tuorum

12 et meditabor in omnibus operibus tuis et in adinventionibus tuis exercebor

13 Deus in sancto via tua quis deus magnus sicut Deus noster

14 tu es Deus qui facis mirabilia notam fecisti in populis virtutem tuam

15 redemisti in brachio tuo populum tuum filios Iacob et Ioseph diapsalma

16 viderunt te aquae Deus viderunt te aquae et timuerunt et turbatae sunt abyssi

17 multitudo sonitus aquarum vocem dederunt nubes etenim sagittae tuae transeunt

18 vox tonitrui tui in rota inluxerunt coruscationes tuae orbi terrae commota est et contremuit terra

19 in mari via tua et semitae tuae in aquis multis et vestigia tua non cognoscentur

20 deduxisti sicut oves populum tuum in manu Mosi et Aaron

NASB 1977

Psalm 72

1 Give the king Thy judgments, O God, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.

2 May he judge Thy people with righteousness, And Thine afflicted with justice.

3 Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills in righteousness.

4 May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy, And crush the oppressor.

5 Let them fear Thee while the sun {endures}, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

7 In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.

8 May he also rule from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.

9 Let the nomads of the desert bow before him; And his enemies lick the dust.

10 Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

11 And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.

14 He will rescue their life from oppression and violence; And their blood will be precious in his sight;

15 So may he live; and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.

16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like {the cedars of} Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.

17 May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun {shines;} And let {men} bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.

18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.

19 And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart!

2 But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling; My steps had almost slipped.

3 For I was envious of the arrogant, {As} I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no pains in their death; And their body is fat.

5 They are not in trouble {as other} men; Nor are they plagued like mankind.

6 Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.

7 Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of {their} heart run riot.

8 They mock, and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

9 They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return to this place; And waters of abundance are drunk by them.

11 And they say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"

12 Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased {in} wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure, And washed my hands in innocence;

14 For I have been stricken all day long, And chastened every morning.

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I should have betrayed the generation of Thy children.

16 When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight

17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; {Then} I perceived their end.

18 Surely Thou dost set them in slippery places; Thou dost cast them down to destruction.

19 How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

20 Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, Thou wilt despise their form.

21 When my heart was embittered, And I was pierced within,

22 Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was {like} a beast before Thee.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with Thee; Thou hast taken hold of my right hand.

24 With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven {but Thee?} And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

27 For, behold, those who are far from Thee will perish; Thou hast destroyed all those who are unfaithful to Thee.

28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Thy works.

Psalm 74

1 O God, why hast Thou rejected {us} forever? Why does Thine anger smoke against the sheep of Thy pasture?

2 Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast purchased of old, Which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance; {And} this Mount Zion, where Thou hast dwelt.

3 Turn Thy footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of Thy meeting place; They have set up their own standards for signs.

5 It seems as if one had lifted up {His} axe in a forest of trees.

6 And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.

7 They have burned Thy sanctuary to the ground; They have defiled the dwelling place of Thy name.

8 They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

9 We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

10 How long, O God, will the adversary revile, {And} the enemy spurn Thy name forever?

11 Why dost Thou withdraw Thy hand, even Thy right hand? From within Thy bosom, destroy {them!}

12 Yet God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by Thy strength; Thou didst break the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

14 Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan; Thou didst give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

15 Thou didst break open springs and torrents; Thou didst dry up ever-flowing streams.

16 Thine is the day, Thine also is the night; Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

17 Thou hast established all the boundaries of the earth; Thou hast made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled; And a foolish people has spurned Thy name.

19 Do not deliver the soul of Thy turtledove to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Thine afflicted forever.

20 Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

21 Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Thy name.

22 Do arise, O God, {and} plead Thine own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches Thee all day long.

23 Do not forget the voice of Thine adversaries, The uproar of those who rise against Thee which ascends continually.

Psalm 75

1 We give thanks to Thee, O God, we give thanks, For Thy name is near; Men declare Thy wondrous works.

2 "When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.

3 "The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.

4 "I said to the boastful, `Do not boast,' And to the wicked, `Do not lift up the horn;

5 Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"

6 For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert {comes} exaltation;

7 But God is the Judge; He puts down one, and exalts another.

8 For a cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams; It is well mixed, and He pours out of this; Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain {and} drink down its dregs.

9 But as for me, I will declare {it} forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 And all the horns of the wicked He will cut off, {But} the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

2 And His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion.

3 There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.

4 Thou art resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.

5 The stouthearted were plundered; They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.

6 At Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

7 Thou, even Thou, art to be feared; And who may stand in Thy presence when once Thou art angry?

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.

10 For the wrath of man shall praise Thee; With a remnant of wrath Thou shalt gird Thyself.

11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill {them;} Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 My voice {rises} to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice {rises} to God, and He will hear me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

3 {When} I remember God, then I am disturbed; {When} I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.

4 Thou hast held my eyelids {open;} I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, The years of long ago.

6 I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart; And my spirit ponders.

7 Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?

8 Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has {His} promise come to an end forever?

9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.

10 Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed."

11 I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate on all Thy work, And muse on Thy deeds.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?

14 Thou art the God who workest wonders; Thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.

15 Thou hast by Thy power redeemed Thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw Thee, O God; The waters saw Thee, they were in anguish; The deeps also trembled.

17 The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Thy arrows flashed here and there.

18 The sound of Thy thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way was in the sea, And Thy paths in the mighty waters, And Thy footprints may not be known.

20 Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock, By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

NASB 1995

Psalm 72

1 Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

2 May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

3 Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

4 May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

5 Let them fear You while the sun {endures,} And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

7 In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.

8 May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.

9 Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.

10 Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

11 And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.

14 He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;

15 So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.

16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like {the cedars of} Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.

17 May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun {shines;} And let {men} bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.

18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.

19 And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Psalm 73

1 Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart!

2 But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped.

3 For I was envious of the arrogant {As} I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.

5 They are not in trouble {as other} men, Nor are they plagued like mankind.

6 Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.

7 Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of {their} heart run riot.

8 They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

9 They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return to this place, And waters of abundance are drunk by them.

11 They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"

12 Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased {in} wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;

14 For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning.

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

16 When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight

17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; {Then} I perceived their end.

18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.

19 How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

20 Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.

21 When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within,

22 Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was {like} a beast before You.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.

24 With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven {but You?} And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.

28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 74

1 O God, why have You rejected {us} 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 inheritance; {And} this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

3 Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your meeting place; They have set up their own standards for signs.

5 It seems as if one had lifted up {His} axe in a forest of trees.

6 And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.

7 They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

8 They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

9 We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

10 How long, O God, will the adversary revile, {And} the enemy spurn Your name forever?

11 Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy {them!}

12 Yet God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

13 You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

15 You broke open springs and torrents; You dried up ever-flowing streams.

16 Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.

17 You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.

19 Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.

20 Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

21 Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.

22 Arise, O God, {and} plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.

23 Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries, The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.

Psalm 75

1 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works.

2 "When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.

3 "The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.

4 "I said to the boastful, `Do not boast,' And to the wicked, `Do not lift up the horn;

5 Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"

6 For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert {comes} exaltation;

7 But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.

8 For a cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams; It is well mixed, and He pours out of this; Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain {and} drink down its dregs.

9 But as for me, I will declare {it} forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 And all the horns of the wicked He will cut off, {But} the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

2 His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion.

3 There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.

4 You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.

5 The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.

6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

7 You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?

8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still

9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.

10 For the wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.

11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill {them;} Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 My voice {rises} to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice {rises} to God, and He will hear me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.

3 {When} I remember God, then I am disturbed; {When} I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.

4 You have held my eyelids {open;} I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, The years of long ago.

6 I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders:

7 Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?

8 Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has {His} promise come to an end forever?

9 Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.

10 Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed."

11 I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.

12 I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.

13 Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?

14 You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.

15 You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw You, O God; The waters saw You, they were in anguish; The deeps also trembled.

17 The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there.

18 The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.

19 Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.

20 You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

NET Bible

Psalm 72

1 For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king’s son the ability to make fair decisions!

2 Then he will judge your people fairly, and your oppressed ones equitably.

3 The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice.

4 He will defend the oppressed among the people; he will deliver the children of the poor and crush the oppressor.

5 People will fear you as long as the sun and moon remain in the sky, for generation after generation.

6 He will descend like rain on the mown grass, like showers that drench the earth.

7 During his days the godly will flourish; peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky.

8 May he rule from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth!

9 Before him the coastlands will bow down, and his enemies will lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and the coastlands will offer gifts; the kings of Sheba and Seba will bring tribute.

11 All kings will bow down to him; all nations will serve him.

12 For he will rescue the needy when they cry out for help, and the oppressed who have no defender.

13 He will take pity on the poor and needy; the lives of the needy he will save.

14 From harm and violence he will defend them; he will value their lives.

15 May he live! May they offer him gold from Sheba! May they continually pray for him! May they pronounce blessings on him all day long!

16 May there be an abundance of grain in the earth; on the tops of the mountains may it sway! May its fruit trees flourish like the forests of Lebanon! May its crops be as abundant as the grass of the earth!

17 May his fame endure! May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! May all nations consider him to be favored by God!

18 The LORD God, the God of Israel, deserves praise! He alone accomplishes amazing things!

19 His glorious name deserves praise forevermore! May his majestic splendor fill the whole earth! We agree! We agree!

20 This collection of the prayers of David son of Jesse ends here.

Psalm 73

1 A psalm by Asaph. Certainly God is good to Israel, and to those whose motives are pure!

2 But as for me, my feet almost slipped; my feet almost slid out from under me.

3 For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For they suffer no pain; their bodies are strong and well-fed.

5 They are immune to the trouble common to men; they do not suffer as other men do.

6 Arrogance is their necklace, and violence their clothing.

7 Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.

8 They mock and say evil things; they proudly threaten violence.

9 They speak as if they rule in heaven, and lay claim to the earth.

10 Therefore they have more than enough food to eat, and even suck up the water of the sea.

11 They say, “How does God know what we do? Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on?”

12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer.

13 I concluded, “Surely in vain I have kept my motives pure and maintained a pure lifestyle.

14 I suffer all day long, and am punished every morning.”

15 If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers.

16 When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.

17 Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked.

18 Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin.

19 How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete!

20 They are like a dream after one wakes up. O Lord, when you awake you will despise them.

21 Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.

22 I was ignorant and lacked insight; I was as senseless as an animal before you.

23 But I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

24 You guide me by your wise advice, and then you will lead me to a position of honor.

25 Whom do I have in heaven but you? I desire no one but you on earth.

26 My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability.

27 Yes, look! Those far from you die; you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you.

28 But as for me, God’s presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign LORD my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done.

Psalm 74

1 A well-written song by Asaph. Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture?

2 Remember your people whom you acquired in ancient times, whom you rescued so they could be your very own nation, as well as Mount Zion, where you dwell!

3 Hurry and look at the permanent ruins, and all the damage the enemy has done to the temple!

4 Your enemies roar in the middle of your sanctuary; they set up their battle flags.

5 They invade like lumberjacks swinging their axes in a thick forest.

6 And now they are tearing down all its engravings with axes and crowbars.

7 They set your sanctuary on fire; they desecrate your dwelling place by knocking it to the ground.

8 They say to themselves, “We will oppress all of them.” They burn down all the places where people worship God in the land.

9 We do not see any signs of God’s presence; there are no longer any prophets and we have no one to tell us how long this will last.

10 How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

11 Why do you remain inactive? Intervene and destroy him!

12 But God has been my king from ancient times, performing acts of deliverance on the earth.

13 You destroyed the sea by your strength; you shattered the heads of the sea monster in the water.

14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you fed him to the people who live along the coast.

15 You broke open the spring and the stream; you dried up perpetually flowing rivers.

16 You established the cycle of day and night; you put the moon and sun in place.

17 You set up all the boundaries of the earth; you created the cycle of summer and winter.

18 Remember how the enemy hurls insults, O LORD, and how a foolish nation blasphemes your name!

19 Do not hand the life of your dove over to a wild animal! Do not continue to disregard the lives of your oppressed people!

20 Remember your covenant promises, for the dark regions of the earth are full of places where violence rules.

21 Do not let the afflicted be turned back in shame! Let the oppressed and poor praise your name!

22 Rise up, O God! Defend your honor! Remember how fools insult you all day long!

23 Do not disregard what your enemies say, or the unceasing shouts of those who defy you.

Psalm 75

1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a psalm of Asaph; a song. We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks! You reveal your presence; people tell about your amazing deeds.

2 God says, “At the appointed times, I judge fairly.

3 When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, I make its pillars secure.” (Selah)

4 I say to the proud, “Do not be proud,” and to the wicked, “Do not be so confident of victory!

5 Do not be so certain you have won! Do not speak with your head held so high!

6 For victory does not come from the east or west, or from the wilderness.

7 For God is the judge! He brings one down and exalts another.

8 For the LORD holds in his hand a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices, and pours it out. Surely all the wicked of the earth will slurp it up and drink it to its very last drop.”

9 As for me, I will continually tell what you have done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob!

10 God says, “I will bring down all the power of the wicked; the godly will be victorious.”

Psalm 76

1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song. God has revealed himself in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.

2 He lives in Salem; he dwells in Zion.

3 There he shattered the arrows, the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. (Selah)

4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty, as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.

5 The bravehearted were plundered; they “fell asleep.” All the warriors were helpless.

6 At the sound of your battle cry, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse “fell asleep.”

7 You are awesome! Yes, you! Who can withstand your intense anger?

8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be. The earth was afraid and silent

9 when God arose to execute judgment, and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)

10 Certainly your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise; you reveal your anger in full measure.

11 Make vows to the LORD your God and repay them! Let all those who surround him bring tribute to the awesome one!

12 He humbles princes; the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.

Psalm 77

1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph. I will cry out to God and call for help! I will cry out to God and he will pay attention to me.

2 In my time of trouble I sought the Lord. I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. I refused to be comforted.

3 I said, “I will remember God while I groan; I will think about him while my strength leaves me.” (Selah)

4 You held my eyelids open; I was troubled and could not speak.

5 I thought about the days of old, about ancient times.

6 I said, “During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully.” I tried to make sense of what was happening.

7 I asked, “Will the Lord reject me forever? Will he never again show me his favor?

8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever? Has his promise failed forever?

9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has his anger stifled his compassion?”

10 Then I said, “I am sickened by the thought that the sovereign One might become inactive.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD. Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago!

12 I will think about all you have done; I will reflect upon your deeds!”

13 O God, your deeds are extraordinary! What god can compare to our great God?

14 You are the God who does amazing things; you have revealed your strength among the nations.

15 You delivered your people by your strength – the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah)

16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and trembled. Yes, the depths of the sea shook with fear.

17 The clouds poured down rain; the skies thundered. Yes, your arrows flashed about.

18 Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

19 You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints.

20 You led your people like a flock of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

New International Version

Psalm 72

1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

4 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.

5 He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.

6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.

7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.

8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

9 The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts.

11 All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.

15 Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.

16 Let grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit flourish like Lebanon; let it thrive like the grass of the field.

17 May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

Psalm 73

1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.

3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.

5 They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.

6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.

7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity ; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits.

8 They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression.

9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.

10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.

11 They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"

12 This is what the wicked are like-- always carefree, they increase in wealth.

13 Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.

14 All day long I have been plagued; I have been punished every morning.

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children.

16 When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me

17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.

19 How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

20 As a dream when one awakes, so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,

22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.

28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 74

1 Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?

2 Remember the people you purchased of old, the tribe of your inheritance, whom you redeemed-- Mount Zion, where you dwelt.

3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.

5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees.

6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets.

7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.

8 They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.

9 We are given no miraculous signs; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.

10 How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever?

11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!

12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth.

13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.

14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.

15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever flowing rivers.

16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.

17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.

20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.

22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.

23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.

Psalm 75

1 We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds.

2 You say, "I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly.

3 When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.

4 To the arrogant I say, `Boast no more,' and to the wicked, `Do not lift up your horns.

5 Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak with outstretched neck.'"

6 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man.

7 But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.

8 In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.

9 As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.

10 I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

2 His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.

3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.

4 You are resplendent with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.

5 Valiant men lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.

6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both horse and chariot lie still.

7 You alone are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?

8 From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet--

9 when you, O God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.

10 Surely your wrath against men brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.

11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.

12 He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.

2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint.

4 You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.

5 I thought about the former days, the years of long ago;

6 I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired:

7 "Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?

8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time?

9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?"

10 Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High."

11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.

13 Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?

14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.

17 The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.

18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.

19 Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Revised Standard Version

Psalm 72

1 A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king thy justice, O God, and thy righteousness to the royal son!

2 May he judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with justice!

3 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!

4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor!

5 May he live while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!

6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

7 In his days may righteousness flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

8 May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth!

9 May his foes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust!

10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles render him tribute, may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!

11 May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!

12 For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.

13 He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.

14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight.

15 Long may he live, may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day!

16 May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may men blossom forth from the cities like the grass of the field!

17 May his name endure for ever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May men bless themselves by him, all nations call him blessed!

18 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.

19 Blessed be his glorious name for ever; may his glory fill the whole earth! Amen and Amen!

20 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Psalm 73

1 A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to the upright, to those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had well nigh slipped.

3 For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For they have no pangs; their bodies are sound and sleek.

5 They are not in trouble as other men are; they are not stricken like other men.

6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

7 Their eyes swell out with fatness, their hearts overflow with follies.

8 They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.

9 They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.

10 Therefore the people turn and praise them; and find no fault in them.

11 And they say, "How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"

12 Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.

13 All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.

14 For all the day long I have been stricken, and chastened every morning.

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have been untrue to the generation of thy children.

16 But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,

17 until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end.

18 Truly thou dost set them in slippery places; thou dost make them fall to ruin.

19 How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!

20 They are like a dream when one awakes, on awaking you despise their phantoms.

21 When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,

22 I was stupid and ignorant, I was like a beast toward thee.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou dost hold my right hand.

24 Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

27 For lo, those who are far from thee shall perish; thou dost put an end to those who are false to thee.

28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all thy works.

Psalm 74

1 A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why dost thou cast us off for ever? Why does thy anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old, which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thy heritage! Remember Mount Zion, where thou hast dwelt.

3 Direct thy steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!

4 Thy foes have roared in the midst of thy holy place; they set up their own signs for signs.

5 At the upper entrance they hacked the wooden trellis with axes.

6 And then all its carved wood they broke down with hatchets and hammers.

7 They set thy sanctuary on fire; to the ground they desecrated the dwelling place of thy name.

8 They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them"; they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

9 We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long.

10 How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile thy name for ever?

11 Why dost thou hold back thy hand, why dost thou keep thy right hand in thy bosom?

12 Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy might; thou didst break the heads of the dragons on the waters.

14 Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan, thou didst give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.

15 Thou didst cleave open springs and brooks; thou didst dry up ever-flowing streams.

16 Thine is the day, thine also the night; thou hast established the luminaries and the sun.

17 Thou hast fixed all the bounds of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, O LORD, how the enemy scoffs, and an impious people reviles thy name.

19 Do not deliver the soul of thy dove to the wild beasts; do not forget the life of thy poor for ever.

20 Have regard for thy covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

21 Let not the downtrodden be put to shame; let the poor and needy praise thy name.

22 Arise, O God, plead thy cause; remember how the impious scoff at thee all the day!

23 Do not forget the clamor of thy foes, the uproar of thy adversaries which goes up continually!

Psalm 75

1 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; we call on thy name and recount thy wondrous deeds.

2 At the set time which I appoint I will judge with equity.

3 When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. [Selah]

4 I say to the boastful, "Do not boast," and to the wicked, "Do not lift up your horn;

5 do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with insolent neck."

6 For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up;

7 but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.

8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, with foaming wine, well mixed; and he will pour a draught from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.

9 But I will rejoice for ever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked he will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Psalm 76

1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. In Judah God is known, his name is great in Israel.

2 His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.

3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. [Selah]

4 Glorious art thou, more majestic than the everlasting mountains.

5 The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse lay stunned.

7 But thou, terrible art thou! Who can stand before thee when once thy anger is roused?

8 From the heavens thou didst utter judgment; the earth feared and was still,

9 when God arose to establish judgment to save all the oppressed of the earth. [Selah]

10 Surely the wrath of men shall praise thee; the residue of wrath thou wilt gird upon thee.

11 Make your vows to the LORD your God, and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared,

12 who cuts off the spirit of princes, who is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.

2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.

3 I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints. [Selah]

4 Thou dost hold my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I consider the days of old, I remember the years long ago.

6 I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit:

7 Will the Lord spurn for ever, and never again be favorable?

8 Has his steadfast love for ever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?

9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" [Selah]

10 And I say, "It is my grief that the right hand of the Most High has changed."

11 I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD; yea, I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate on all thy work, and muse on thy mighty deeds.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?

14 Thou art the God who workest wonders, who hast manifested thy might among the peoples.

15 Thou didst with thy arm redeem thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. [Selah]

16 When the waters saw thee, O God, when the waters saw thee, they were afraid, yea, the deep trembled.

17 The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; thy arrows flashed on every side.

18 The crash of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; thy lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way was through the sea, thy path through the great waters; yet thy footprints were unseen.

20 Thou didst lead thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Spanish LBLA

Psalm 72

1 Oh Dios, da tus juicios al rey, y tu justicia al hijo del rey.

2 Juzgue [O, {Juzgará,} y en el resto del salmo también se pueden leer los verbos en futuro] él a tu pueblo con justicia, y a tus afligidos con equidad.

3 Traigan paz los montes al pueblo, y justicia los collados.

4 Haga él justicia a los afligidos del pueblo, salve a los hijos de los pobres, y aplaste al opresor.

5 Que te teman mientras duren el sol y la luna, por todas las generaciones.

6 Descienda él como la lluvia sobre la hierba cortada, como aguaceros que riegan la tierra.

7 Florezca la justicia en sus días, y abundancia de paz hasta que no haya luna.

8 Domine él de mar a mar, y desde el río hasta los confines de la tierra.

9 Dobléguense ante él los moradores del desierto, y sus enemigos laman el polvo.

10 Los reyes de Tarsis y de las islas traigan presentes; los reyes de Sabá y de Seba ofrezcan tributo;

11 y póstrense ante él todos los reyes {de la tierra}; sírvanle todas las naciones.

12 Porque él librará al necesitado cuando clame, también al afligido y al que no tiene quien le auxilie.

13 Tendrá compasión del pobre y del necesitado, y la vida de los necesitados salvará.

14 Rescatará su vida de la opresión y de la violencia, y su sangre será preciosa ante sus ojos.

15 Que viva, pues, y se le dé del oro de Sabá, y que se ore por él continuamente; que todo el día se le bendiga.

16 Haya abundancia de grano en la tierra, en las cumbres de los montes; su fruto se mecerá como {los cedros del} Líbano; y los de la ciudad florezcan como la hierba de la tierra.

17 Sea su nombre para siempre; que su nombre se engrandezca mientras dure el sol, y sean benditos por él {los hombres}; llámenlo bienaventurado todas las naciones.

18 Bendito sea el SEÑOR Dios, el Dios de Israel, el único que hace maravillas.

19 Bendito sea su glorioso nombre para siempre, sea llena de su gloria toda la tierra. Amén y amén.

20 {Aquí} terminan las oraciones de David, hijo de Isaí.

Psalm 73

1 Ciertamente Dios es bueno para con Israel, para con los puros de corazón.

2 En cuanto a mí, mis pies estuvieron a punto de tropezar, casi resbalaron mis pasos.

3 Porque tuve envidia de los arrogantes, al ver la prosperidad de los impíos.

4 Porque no hay dolores en su muerte, y su cuerpo es robusto.

5 No sufren penalidades {como} los mortales, ni son azotados como los {demás} hombres.

6 Por tanto, el orgullo es su collar; el manto de la violencia los cubre.

7 Los ojos se les saltan de gordura; se desborda {su} corazón con sus antojos.

8 Se mofan, y con maldad hablan de opresión; hablan desde su encumbrada posición.

9 Contra el cielo han puesto su boca, y su lengua se pasea por la tierra.

10 Por eso el pueblo de Dios vuelve a este lugar, y beben las aguas de la abundancia.

11 Y dicen: ¿Cómo {lo} sabe Dios? ¿Y hay conocimiento en el Altísimo?

12 He aquí, estos son los impíos, y, siempre desahogados, han aumentado {sus} riquezas.

13 Ciertamente en vano he guardado puro mi corazón y lavado mis manos en inocencia;

14 pues he sido azotado todo el día y castigado cada mañana.

15 Si yo hubiera dicho: Así hablaré, he aquí, habría traicionado a la generación de tus hijos.

16 Cuando pensaba, tratando de entender esto, fue difícil para mí,

17 hasta que entré en el santuario de Dios; {entonces} comprendí el fin de ellos.

18 Ciertamente tú los pones en lugares resbaladizos; los arrojas a la destrucción.

19 ¡Cómo son destruidos en un momento! Son totalmente consumidos por terrores repentinos.

20 Como un sueño del que despierta, oh Señor, cuando te levantes, despreciarás su apariencia.

21 Cuando mi corazón se llenó de amargura, y en mi interior [Lit., {mis riñones}] sentía punzadas,

22 entonces era yo torpe y sin entendimiento; era {como} una bestia delante de ti.

23 Sin embargo, yo siempre estoy contigo; tú me has tomado de la mano derecha.

24 Con tu consejo me guiarás, y después me recibirás en gloria.

25 ¿A quién tengo yo en los cielos, {sino a ti?} Y fuera de ti, nada deseo en la tierra.

26 Mi carne y mi corazón pueden desfallecer, {pero} Dios es la fortaleza de mi corazón y mi porción para siempre.

27 Porque he aquí, los que están lejos de ti perecerán; tú has destruido [O, {silenciado}] a todos los que te son infieles.

28 Mas para mí, estar cerca de Dios es mi bien; en DIOS el Señor he puesto mi refugio, para contar todas tus obras.

Psalm 74

1 Oh Dios, ¿por qué {nos} has rechazado para siempre? ¿{Por qué} se enciende tu ira contra las ovejas de tu prado?

2 Acuérdate de tu congregación, la que adquiriste desde los tiempos antiguos, la que redimiste para que sea la tribu de tu heredad, {y} de este monte Sion donde has habitado.

3 Dirige tus pasos hacia las ruinas eternas; todo lo que hay en el santuario lo ha dañado el enemigo.

4 Tus adversarios han rugido en medio de tu lugar de reunión; han puesto sus estandartes por señales.

5 Parece como si alguien hubiera levantado el hacha en espeso bosque.

6 Y ahora, toda su obra de talla hacen pedazos con hachas y martillos.

7 Han quemado tu santuario hasta los cimientos; han profanado la morada de tu nombre.

8 Dijeron en su corazón: Arrasémoslos por completo. Han quemado todos los santuarios [Lit., {lugares de reunión}] de Dios en la tierra.

9 No vemos nuestras señales; ya no queda profeta, ni hay entre nosotros quien sepa hasta cuándo.

10 ¿Hasta cuándo, oh Dios, blasfemará el adversario? ¿Despreciará el enemigo tu nombre para siempre?

11 ¿Por qué retiras tu mano, tu diestra? ¡{Sácala} de dentro de tu seno, destrúye{los}!

12 Con todo, Dios es mi rey desde la antigüedad, el que hace obras de salvación en medio de la tierra.

13 Tú dividiste el mar con tu poder; quebraste las cabezas de los monstruos en las aguas.

14 Tú aplastaste las cabezas de Leviatán; lo diste por comida a los moradores del desierto.

15 Tú abriste fuentes y torrentes; tú secaste ríos inagotables.

16 Tuyo es el día, tuya es también la noche; tú has preparado la lumbrera y el sol.

17 Tú has establecido todos los términos de la tierra; tú has hecho el verano y el invierno.

18 Acuérdate de esto, SEÑOR: que el enemigo ha blasfemado, y que un pueblo insensato ha despreciado tu nombre.

19 El alma de tu tórtola no entregues a la fiera; no olvides para siempre la vida de tus afligidos.

20 Mira el pacto, {SEÑOR}, porque los lugares tenebrosos de la tierra están llenos de moradas de violencia.

21 No vuelva avergonzado el oprimido; alaben tu nombre el afligido y el necesitado.

22 Levántate, oh Dios, defiende tu causa; acuérdate de cómo el necio te injuria todo el día.

23 No te olvides del vocerío de tus adversarios, del tumulto de los que se levantan contra ti, que sube continuamente.

Psalm 75

1 Te damos gracias, oh Dios, {te} damos gracias, pues cercano está tu nombre; {los hombres} declaran tus maravillas.

2 Cuando yo escoja el tiempo oportuno, seré yo quien juzgará con equidad.

3 Tiemblan la tierra y todos sus moradores, {mas} yo sostengo sus columnas. (Selah)

4 Dije a los orgullosos: No os jactéis; y a los impíos: No alcéis la frente;

5 no levantéis en alto vuestra frente; no habléis con orgullo insolente.

6 Porque ni del oriente ni del occidente, ni del desierto {viene} el enaltecimiento;

7 sino que Dios es el juez; a uno humilla y a otro ensalza.

8 Porque hay un cáliz en la mano del SEÑOR, y el vino fermenta, lleno de mixtura, y de éste El sirve; ciertamente lo sorberán hasta las heces {y} lo beberán todos los impíos de la tierra.

9 Pero yo {lo} anunciaré para siempre; cantaré alabanzas al Dios de Jacob.

10 Quebraré todo el poderío de los impíos, {pero} el poderío del justo será ensalzado.

Psalm 76

1 Dios es conocido en Judá; grande es su nombre en Israel.

2 En Salem está su tabernáculo [Lit., {refugio}], y en Sion su morada.

3 Allí quebró las saetas encendidas del arco, el escudo, la espada y las armas de guerra. (Selah)

4 Resplandeciente eres, más majestuoso que los montes de caza.

5 Fueron despojados los fuertes de corazón; durmieron su sueño, y ninguno de los guerreros pudo usar sus manos.

6 A tu reprensión, oh Dios de Jacob, auriga y caballo cayeron en profundo sueño.

7 Tú, {sólo} tú, has de ser temido; ¿y quién podrá estar en pie en tu presencia en el momento de tu ira?

8 Hiciste oír juicio desde los cielos; temió la tierra y enmudeció

9 al levantarse Dios para juzgar, para salvar a todos los humildes de la tierra. (Selah)

10 Pues el furor del hombre te alabará; con un residuo de furor te ceñirás.

11 Haced votos al SEÑOR vuestro Dios, y cumplid{los}; todos los que están alrededor de El traigan presentes al que debe ser temido.

12 El cortará el espíritu de los príncipes; temido es por los reyes de la tierra.

Psalm 77

1 Mi voz {se eleva} a Dios, y {a El} clamaré; mi voz {se eleva} a Dios, y El me oirá.

2 En el día de mi angustia busqué al Señor; en la noche mi mano se extendía sin cansarse; mi alma rehusaba ser consolada.

3 Me acuerdo de Dios, y me siento turbado; me lamento, y mi espíritu desmaya. (Selah)

4 Has mantenido {abiertos} mis párpados; estoy tan turbado que no puedo hablar.

5 He pensado en los días pasados, en los años antiguos.

6 De noche me acordaré de mi canción; en mi corazón meditaré; y mi espíritu inquiere.

7 ¿Rechazará el Señor para siempre, y no mostrará más {su} favor?

8 ¿Ha cesado para siempre su misericordia? ¿Ha terminado para siempre {su} promesa?

9 ¿Ha olvidado Dios tener piedad, o ha retirado con su ira su compasión? (Selah)

10 Entonces dije: Este es mi dolor: que la diestra del Altísimo ha cambiado.

11 Me acordaré de las obras del SEÑOR; ciertamente me acordaré de tus maravillas antiguas.

12 Meditaré en toda tu obra, y reflexionaré en tus hechos.

13 Santo es, oh Dios, tu camino; ¿qué dios hay grande como {nuestro} Dios?

14 Tú eres el Dios que hace maravillas, has hecho conocer tu poder entre los pueblos.

15 Con tu brazo has redimido a tu pueblo, a los hijos de Jacob y de José. (Selah)

16 Las aguas te vieron, oh Dios, te vieron las aguas y temieron, los abismos también se estremecieron.

17 Derramaron aguas las nubes, tronaron los nubarrones, también tus saetas centellearon por doquier.

18 La voz de tu trueno {estaba} en el torbellino, los relámpagos iluminaron al mundo, la tierra se estremeció y tembló.

19 En el mar {estaba} tu camino, y tus sendas en las aguas inmensas, y no se conocieron tus huellas.

20 Como rebaño guiaste a tu pueblo por mano de Moisés y de Aarón.

Transliterated Hebrew OT

Psalm 72

1 Li-Shªlomoh: 'Elohiym, mishpaaTeykaa lªmelek teen, wªtsidqaatªkaa lªben-melek.

2 Yaadiyn `amªkaa bªtsedeq, wa`ªniyeykaa bªmishpaaT.

3 Yis'uw haariym shaalowm laa`aam, uwgbaa`owt, bitsªdaaqaah.

4 YishpoT `ªniyeey-`aam, Yowshiya` libneey 'ebyown, wiydakee' `owsheeq.

5 Yiyraa'uwkaa `im-shaamesh wªlipneey yaareeach, dowr dowriym.

6 Yeereed kªmaaTaar `al-geez, kirbiybiym zarziyp 'aarets.

7 Yiprach-bªyaamaayw tsadiyq, wªrob shaalowm `ad-bªliy yaareeach.

8 Wªyeerd miyaam `ad-yaam, uwminaahaar `ad-'apceey-'aarets.

9 Lªpaanaayw yikrª`uw tsiyiym, wª'oyªbaayw `aapaar yªlacheekuw.

10 Malkeey Tarshiysh wª'iyiym minchaah yaashiybuw. Malkeey Shªbaa' uw-Cªbaa' 'eshkaar yaqriybuw.

11 Wªyishªtachawuw-low kaal-mªlaakiym. Kaal-gowyim ya`abduwhuw.

12 Kiy-yatsiyl 'ebyown mªshaweea`, wª`aaniy, wª'eeyn-`ozeer low.

13 Yaachoc `al-dal wª'ebyown, wªnapshowt 'ebyowniym yowshiya`.

14 Mitowk uwmeechaamaac yig'al napshaam. Wªyeeyqar daamaam bª`eeynaayw.

15 Wiychiy, wªyiten-low mizhab Shªbaa'. Wªyitpaleel ba`ªdow taamiyd, kaal-hayowm yªbaarªkenhuw.

16 Yªhiy picat-bar baa'aarets bªro'sh haariym. Yir`ash ka-Lªbaanown piryow. Wªyaatsiytsuw mee`iyr kª`eeseb haa'aarets.

17 Yªhiy shªmow lª`owlaam. Lipªneey-shemesh yinown (*) shªmow, wªyitbaarªkuw bow. Kaal-gowyim yª'ashruwhuw.

18 Baaruwk Yahweh 'Elohiym, 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel, `oseeh niplaa'owt lªbadow!

19 Uwbaaruwk sheem kªbowdow lª`owlaam! Wªyimaalee' kªbowdow 'et-kol haa'aarets! 'Aameen, wª'aameen!

20 Kaaluw tªpilowt Daawid ben-Yishaay.

Psalm 73

1 Mizmowr lª-'Aacaap: 'Ak Towb lª-Yisraa'eel 'Elohiym, lªbaareey leebaab.

2 Wa'ªniy, kimª`aT naaTaayuw (*) raglaay; kª'ayin shupªkuw (*) 'ashuraay.

3 Kiy-qinee'tiy bahowlªliym, shªlowm rªshaa`iym 'er'eh.

4 Kiy 'eeyn chartsubowt lªmowtaam; uwbaariy' 'uwlaam.

5 Ba`ªmal 'ªnowsh 'eeyneemow; wª`im-'aadaam lo' yªnugaa`uw.

6 Laakeen, `ªnaaqatmow ga'ªwaah; ya`ªTaap-shiyt chaamaac laamow.

7 Yaatsaa' meecheeleb `eeyneemow. `Aabªruw maskiyowt leebaab.

8 Yaamiyquw, wiydabªruw bªraa` `osheq. Mimaarowm yªdabeeruw.

9 Shatuw bashaamayim piyhem, uwlshownaam tihªlak baa'aarets.

10 Laakeen, yaashuwb (*) `amow hªlom. Uwmeey maalee' yimaatsuw laamow.

11 Wª'aamªruw, 'Eeykaah yaada`-'Eel? Wªyeesh dee`aah bª-`Elyown?

12 Hineeh, 'eeleh rªshaa`iym, wªshalweey `owlaam. Hisguw-chaayil.

13 'Ak-riyq zikiytiy lªbaabiy, waa'erchats bªniqaayown kapaay.

14 Waa'ªhiy naaguwa` kaal-hayowm, wªtowkachtiy labªqaariym.

15 'Im-'aamartiy, 'Acapraah kªmow, hineeh, dowr baaneykaa baagaadªtiy.

16 Waa'achashbaah laada`at zo't, `aamaal huw' (*) bª`eeynaay,

17 `ad-'aabow' 'el-miqdªsheey-'Eel. 'Aabiynaah lª'achªriytaam.

18 'Ak bachªlaaqowt taashiyt laamow. Hipaltaam lªmashuw'owt.

19 Eeyk haayuw lªshamaah, kªraaga`! Caapuw tamuw min-balaahowt!

20 Kachªlowm meehaaqiyts, 'Adonaay, baa`iyr, tsalmaam tibzeh.

21 Kiy yitchameets lªbaabiy, wªkilyowtay 'eshtownaan.

22 Wa'ªniy-ba`ar, wªlo' 'eedaa`. Bªheemowt haayiytiy `imaak.

23 Wa'ªniy taamiyd `imaak. 'Aachaztaa bªyad-yªmiyniy.

24 Ba`atsaatªkaa tanªcheeniy, wª'achar kaabowd tiqaacheeniy.

25 Miy-liy bashaamaayim? Wª`imªkaa lo'-chaapatstiy baa'aarets.

26 Kaalaah shª'eeriy uwlbaabiy. Tsuwr-lªbaabiy wªchelqiy 'Elohiym lª`owlaam!

27 Kiy, hineeh, rªcheeqeykaa yo'beeduw! Hitsmataah kaal-zowneh mimekaa.

28 Wa'ªniy qirabat 'Elohiym liy-Towb. Shatiy ba-'Adonaay Yahweh machªciy, lªcapeer kaal-mal'ªkowteykaa!

Psalm 74

1 Maskiyl lª-'Aacaap: Laamaah, 'Elohiym, zaanachtaa laanetsach? Ye`ªshan 'apªkaa bªtso'n mar`iytekaa?

2 Zªkor `ªdaatªkaa, qaaniytaa qedem; gaa'altaa sheebeT nachªlaatekaa; har-Tsiyown zeh, shaakantaa bow.

3 Haariymaah pª`aameykaa lªmashu'owt netsach. Kaal-heera` 'owyeeb baqodesh!

4 Shaa'ªguw tsorªreykaa bªqereb mow`ªdekaa. Saamuw 'owtotaam 'otowt.

5 Yiwaada` kªmeebiy' lªmaa`ªlaah bicabaak-`eets qardumowt.

6 Wª`ataah (*) pituwcheyhaa yaachad bªkashiyl wªkeeylapot yahªlomuwn.

7 Shilchuw baa'eesh miqªdaashekaa, laa'aarets chilluw mishkan-shªmekaa.

8 Aamªruw bªlibaam, Niynaam yaachad! Saarªpuw kaal-mow`ªdeey-'Eel baa'aarets!

9 'Owtoteeynuw lo' raa'iynuw. 'Eeyn-`owd naabiy'. Wªlo'-'itaanuw yodeea` `ad-maah.

10 `Ad-maatay, 'Elohiym, yªchaarep tsaar? Yªnaa'eets 'owyeeb shimkaa laanetsac?

11 Laamaah taashiyb yaadªkaa, wiymiynekaa? Miqereb cheeyqªkaa (*) kaleeh?

12 Wee-'Elohiym malkiy miqedem, po`eel yªshuw`owt bªqereb haa'aarets.

13 Ataah powrartaa bª`aazªkaa yaam. Shibartaa raa'sheey taniyniym `al-hamaayim.

14 Ataah ritsatstaa raa'sheey Liwyaataan. Titªnenuw ma'ªkaal lª`aam lªtsiyiym.

15 Ataah baaqa`ªtaa ma`ªyaan waanaachal. 'Ataah howbashtaa nahªrowt 'eeytaan.

16 Lªkaa yowm, 'ap-lªkaa laayªlaah. 'Ataah hakiynowtaa maa'owr waashaamesh.

17 Ataah hitsabtaa kaal-gªbuwlowt 'aarets. Qayits waachorep 'ataah yªtsartaam.

18 Zªkaar-zo't, 'owyeeb cheereep, Yahweh, wª`am naabaal ni'ªtsuw shªmekaa.

19 Al-titeen lªchayat nepesh towrekaa chayat. `Aniyeykaa 'al-tishkach laanetsach.

20 HabeeT labriyt. Kiy maalª'uw machashakeey-'erets nª'owt chaamaac.

21 Al-yaashob dak niklaam. `Aaniy wª'ebyown yªhalªluw shªmekaa!

22 Quwmaah, 'Elohiym, riybaah riybekaa! Zªkor cherpaatªkaa miniy-naabaal kaal-hayowm.

23 Al-tishkach qowl tsorªreykaa, shª'own qaameykaa `oleh taamiyd.

Psalm 75

1 (75:1 in Heb.) Lamªnatseeach, 'Al-Tashcheet, mizmowr lª-'Aacaap, shiy: (75:2 in Heb.) Howdiynuw lªkaa, 'Elohiym; howdiynuw! Wªqaarowb shªmekaa cipruw niplª'owteykaa.

2 (75:3 in Heb.) Kiy 'eqach mow`eed 'ªniy meeyshaariym 'eshpoT.

4 (75:5 in Heb.) 'Aamartiy lahowlªliym, 'Al-taaholuw! Wªlaarªshaa`iy, 'Al-taariymuw qaaren!

5 (75:6 in Heb.) 'Al-taariymuw lamaarowm qarnªkem! Tªdabruw bªtsawaa'r `aataaq!

6 (75:7 in Heb.) Kiy lo' mimowtsaa' uwmima`ªraab, wªlo' mimidbar haariym.

7 (75:8 in Heb.) Kiy-'Elohiym shopeeT! Zeh yashpiyl, wªzeh yaariym.

8 (75:9 in Heb.) Kiy kowc bªyad-Yahweh, wªyayin chaamar. Maalee' mecek, wayageer mizeh. 'Ak-shªmaareyhaa, yimtsuw yishtuw kol rish`eey-'aarets.

9 (75:10 in Heb.) Wa'ªniy 'agiyd lª`olaam! 'Azamraah lee-'Eloheey Ya`ªqob!

10 (75:11 in Heb.) Wªkaal-qarneey rªshaa`iym 'ªgadeea`! Tªrowmamnaa qarnowt tsadiyq!

Psalm 76

1 (76:1 in Heb.) Lamªnatseeach binªgiynot, mizmowr lª-'Aacaap, shiyr: (76:2 in Heb.) Nowdaa` bi-Yªhuwdaah 'Elohiym. Bª-Yisraa'eel gaadowl shªmow.

2 (76:3 in Heb.) Wayªhiy bª-Shaaleem cukow, uwm`ownaatow bª-Tsiyown.

3 (76:4 in Heb.) Shaamaah shibar rishpeey-qaashet, maageen, wªchereb, uwmilchaamaah. Celaah.

4 (76:5 in Heb.) Naa'owr 'ataah, 'adiyr meeharreey-Taarep.

5 (76:6 in Heb.) 'Eshtowlªluw 'abiyreey leeb; naamuw shªnaataam. Wªlo'-maatsª'uw kaal-'ansheey-chayil yªdeeyhem.

6 (76:7 in Heb.) Miga`ªraatªkaa, 'Eloheey Ya`ªqob, nirdaam wªrekeb waacuwc.

7 (76:8 in Heb.) 'Ataah, nowraa' 'ataah! Uwmiy-ya`ªmod lªpaaneykaa mee'aaz 'apekaa?

8 (76:9 in Heb.) Mishaamayim hishma`ªtaa diyn. 'Erets yaarª'aah wªshaaqaaTaah,

9 (76:10 in Heb.) bªquwm-lamishpaaT 'Elohiym, lªhowshiya` kaal-`anweey-'erets. Celaah.

10 (76:11 in Heb.) Kiy-chªmat 'aadaam towdekaa. Shª'eeriyt cheemot tachªgor.

11 (76:12 in Heb.) Nidaruw, wªshalmuw la-Yahweh 'Eloheeykem. Kaal-cªbiybaayw yowbiyluw shay lamowraa'.

12 (76:13 in Heb.) Yibtsor ruwach nªgiydiym. Nowraa' lªmalkeey-'aarets!

Psalm 77

1 (77:1 in Heb.) Lamªnatseeach, `Al-Yªduwtuwn (*), lª-'Aacaap mizmowr: (77:2 in Heb.) Qowliy 'el-'Elohiym, wª'etsª`aaqaah, qowliy 'el-'Elohiym, wªha'ªziyn 'eelaay.

2 (77:3 in Heb.) Bªyowm tsaaraatiy 'Adonaay daaraashªtiy. Yaadiy layªlaah nigraah, wªlo' taapuwg. Mee'ªnaah hinaacheem napshiy.

3 (77:4 in Heb.) 'Ezkªraah 'Elohiym, wª'ªhemaayaah. 'Aasiychaah, wªtit`aTeep ruwchiy. Celaah.

4 (77:5 in Heb.) 'Aachaztaa shªmurowt `eeynaay. Nip`amtiy wªlo' 'ªdabeer.

5 (77:6 in Heb.) Chishabtiy yaamiym miqedem, shªnowt `owlaamiym.

6 (77:7 in Heb.) 'Ezkªraah nªgiynaatiy balaayªlaah. `Im-lªbaabiy 'aasiychaah. Wayªchapees ruwchiy.

7 (77:8 in Heb.) Halª`owlaamiym yiznach 'Adonaay? Wªlo'-yociyp lirªtsowt `owd?

8 (77:9 in Heb.) He'aapeec laanetsach chacdow? Gaamar 'omer lªdor waador?

9 (77:10 in Heb.) Hashaakach chanowt 'Eel? 'Im-qaapats bª'ap rachªmaayw? Celaah.

10 (77:11 in Heb.) Waa'omar, Chalowtiy hiy'. Shªnowt yªmiyn `Elyown.

11 (77:12 in Heb.) 'Ezkowr (*) ma`alleey-Yaah. Kiy-'ezkªraah miqedem pilª'ekaa.

12 (77:13 in Heb.) Wªhaagiytiy bªkaal-paa`ªlekaa, uwba`ªliylowteykaa 'aasiychaah.

13 (77:14 in Heb.) 'Elohiym, baqodesh darkekaa. Miy-'Eel gaadowl kee-'Elohiym?

14 (77:15 in Heb.) 'Ataah haa-'Eel `oseeh pele'. Howda`ªtaa baa`amiym `uzekaa.

15 (77:16 in Heb.) Gaa'altaa bizrowa` `amekaa, bªneey-Ya`ªqob wª-Yowceep. Celaah.

16 (77:17 in Heb.) Raa'uwkaa mayim, 'Elohiym, raa'uwkaa mayim; yaachiyluw. 'Ap yirgªzuw tªhomowt.

17 (77:18 in Heb.) Zorªmuw mayim `aabowt. Qowl naatªnuw shªchaaqiym. 'Ap-chatsaatseykaa yithalaakuw.

18 (77:19 in Heb.) Qowl ra`amkaa bagalgal. Hee'iyruw bªraaqiym teebeel. Raagªzaah watir`ash haa'aarets.

19 (77:20 in Heb.) Bayaam darkekaa, uwshbiylªkaa (*) bªmayim rabiym, wª`iqbowteykaa lo' nodaa`uw.

20 (77:21 in Heb.) Naachiytaa katso'n `amekaa bªyad-Mosheh wª-'Ahªron.

World English Bible

Psalm 72

1 (By Solomon.) God, give the king your justice; Your righteousness to the royal son.

2 He will judge your people with righteousness, And your poor with justice.

3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.

4 He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, And will break the oppressor in pieces.

5 They shall fear you while the sun endures; And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6 He will come down like rain on the mown grass, As showers that water the earth.

7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish, And abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, From the River to the ends of the earth.

9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries; The poor, who has no helper.

13 He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.

14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.

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.

16 There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.

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.

18 Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, Who alone does marvelous deeds.

19 Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and amen.

20 This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.

Psalm 73

1 (A Psalm by Asaph.) Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone. My steps had nearly slipped.

3 For I was envious of the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no struggles in their death, But their strength is firm.

5 They are free from burdens of men, Neither are they plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.

7 Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.

8 They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

9 They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.

10 Therefore their people return to them, And they drink up waters of abundance.

11 They say, "How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?"

12 Behold, these are the wicked. Being always at ease, they increase in riches.

13 Surely in vain I have cleansed my heart, And washed my hands in innocence,

14 For all day long have I been plagued, And punished every morning.

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus;" Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

16 When I tried to understand this, It was too painful for me;

17 Until I entered God's sanctuary, And considered their latter end.

18 Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.

19 How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.

20 As a dream when one wakes up, So, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.

21 For my soul was grieved. I was embittered in my heart.

22 I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you. You have held my right hand.

24 You will guide me with your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.

25 Who do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth who I desire besides you.

26 My flesh and my heart fails, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

27 For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.

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

1 (A contemplation by Asaph.) God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?

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.

3 Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, All the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.

4 Your adversaries have roared in the midst of your assembly. They have set up their standards as signs.

5 They behaved like men wielding axes, Cutting through a thicket of trees.

6 Now all its carved work They break down with hatchet and hammers.

7 They have burned your sanctuary to the ground. They have profaned the dwelling-place of your Name.

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.

9 We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, Neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.

10 How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

11 Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it out of your pocket and consume them!

12 Yet God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 You divided the sea by your strength. You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.

15 You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers.

16 The day is yours, the night is also yours. You have prepared the light and the sun.

17 You have set all the boundaries of the earth. You have made summer and winter.

18 Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.

19 Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever.

20 Honor your covenant, For haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.

21 Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.

22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.

23 Don't forget the voice of your adversaries. The tumult of those who rise up against you ascends continually.

Psalm 75

1 (For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A Psalm by Asaph. A song.) We give thanks to you, God, We give thanks, for your Name is near. Men tell about your wondrous works.

2 When I choose the appointed time, I will judge blamelessly.

3 The earth and all its inhabitants quake. I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.

4 I said to the arrogant, "Don't boast;" To the wicked, "Don't lift up the horn.

5 Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."

6 For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the south, comes exaltation.

7 But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another.

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.

9 But I will declare this forever: I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

Psalm 76

1 (For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm by Asaph. A song.) In Judah, God is known. His name is great in Israel.

2 His tent is also in Salem; His dwelling place in Zion.

3 There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow, The shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.

4 Glorious are you, and excellent, More than mountains of game.

5 Valiant men lie plundered, They have slept their last sleep. None of the men of war can lift their hands.

6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob, Both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.

7 You, even you, are to be feared. Who can stand in your sight when you are angry?

8 You pronounced judgment from heaven. The earth feared, and was silent,

9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the afflicted ones of the earth. Selah.

10 Surely the wrath of man praises you. The survivors of your wrath are restrained.

11 Make vows to Yahweh your God, and fulfill them! Let all of his neighbors bring presents to him who is to be feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes. He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 77

1 (For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by Asaph.) My cry goes to God! Indeed, I cry to God for help, And for him to listen to me.

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.

3 I remember God, and I groan. I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah.

4 You hold my eyelids open. I am so troubled that I can't speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, The years of ancient times.

6 I remember my song in the night. I consider in my own heart; My spirit diligently inquires:

7 "Will the Lord reject us forever? Will he be favorable no more?

8 Has his loving kindness vanished forever? Does his promise fail for generations?

9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?" Selah.

10 Then I thought, "I will appeal to this: The years of the right hand of the Most High."

11 I will remember Yah's deeds; For I will remember your wonders of old.

12 I will also meditate on all your work, And consider your doings.

13 Your way, God, is in the sanctuary. What god is great like God?

14 You are the God who does wonders. You have made your strength known among the peoples.

15 You have redeemed your people with your arm, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw you, God. The waters saw you, and they writhed. The depths also convulsed.

17 The clouds poured out water. The skies resounded with thunder. Your arrows also flashed around.

18 The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightnings lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.

19 Your way was through the sea; Your paths through the great waters. Your footsteps were not known.

20 You led your people like a flock, By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Young's Literal Translation

Psalm 72

1 By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.

2 He judgeth Thy people with righteousness, And Thy poor with judgment.

3 The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.

4 He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And bruiseth the oppressor.

5 They fear Thee with the sun, and before the moon, Generation -- generations.

6 He cometh down as rain on mown grass, As showers -- sprinkling the earth.

7 Flourish in his days doth the righteous, And abundance of peace till the moon is not.

8 And he ruleth from sea unto sea, And from the river unto the ends of earth.

9 Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.

10 Kings of Tarshish and of the isles send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba a reward bring near.

11 And all kings do bow themselves to him, All nations do serve him,

12 For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,

13 He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth,

14 From fraud and from violence he redeemeth their soul, And precious is their blood in his eyes.

15 And he liveth, and giveth to him of the gold of Sheba, And prayeth for him continually, All the day he doth bless him.

16 There is a handful of corn in the earth, On the top of mountains, Shake like Lebanon doth its fruit, And they flourish out of the city as the herb of the earth.

17 His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.

18 Blessed is Jehovah God, God of Israel, He alone is doing wonders,

19 And blessed is the Name of His honour to the age, And the whole earth is filled with His honour. Amen, and amen!

20 The prayers of David son of Jesse have been ended.

Psalm 73

1 A Psalm of Asaph. Only -- good to Israel is God, to the clean of heart. And I -- as a little thing, My feet have been turned aside,

2 As nothing, have my steps slipped, For I have been envious of the boastful,

3 The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,

4 And their might is firm.

5 In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.

6 Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.

7 Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;

8 They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.

9 They have set in the heavens their mouth, And their tongue walketh in the earth.

10 Therefore do His people return hither, And waters of fulness are wrung out to them.

11 And they have said, "How hath God known? And is there knowledge in the Most High?"

12 Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.

13 Only -- a vain thing! I have purified my heart, And I wash in innocency my hands,

14 And I am plagued all the day, And my reproof is every morning.

15 If I have said, "I recount thus," Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.

16 And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,

17 Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.

18 Only, in slippery places Thou dost set them, Thou hast caused them to fall to desolations.

19 How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.

20 As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.

21 For my heart doth show itself violent, And my reins prick themselves,

22 And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.

23 And I am continually with Thee, Thou hast laid hold on my right hand.

24 With Thy counsel Thou dost lead me, And after honour dost receive me.

25 Whom have I in the heavens? And with Thee none I have desired in earth.

26 Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.

27 For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee.

28 And I -- nearness of God to me is good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!

Psalm 74

1 An Instruction of Asaph. Why, O God, hast Thou cast off for ever? Thine anger smoketh against the flock of Thy pasture.

2 Remember Thy company. Thou didst purchase of old, Thou didst redeem the rod of Thy inheritance, This mount Zion -- Thou didst dwell in it.

3 Lift up Thy steps to the perpetual desolations, Everything the enemy did wickedly in the sanctuary.

4 Roared have thine adversaries, In the midst of Thy meeting-places, They have set their ensigns as ensigns.

5 He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes.

6 And now, its carvings together With axe and hatchet they break down,

7 They have sent into fire Thy sanctuary, to the earth they polluted the tabernacle of Thy name,

8 They said in their hearts, "Let us oppress them together," They did burn all the meeting-places of God in the land.

9 Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long.

10 Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever?

11 Why dost Thou turn back Thy hand, Even Thy right hand? From the midst of Thy bosom remove it.

12 And God is my king of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth.

13 Thou hast broken by Thy strength a sea -monster, Thou hast shivered Heads of dragons by the waters,

14 Thou hast broken the heads of leviathan, Thou makest him food, For the people of the dry places.

15 Thou hast cleaved a fountain and a stream, Thou hast dried up perennial flowings.

16 Thine is the day, also Thine is the night, Thou hast prepared a light giver -- the sun.

17 Thou hast set up all the borders of earth, Summer and winter Thou hast formed them.

18 Remember this -- an enemy reproached Jehovah, And a foolish people have despised Thy name.

19 Give not up to a company, The soul of Thy turtle-dove, The company of Thy poor ones forget not for ever.

20 Look attentively to the covenant, For the dark places of earth, Have been full of habitations of violence.

21 Let not the oppressed turn back ashamed, Let the poor and needy praise Thy name,

22 Arise, O God, plead Thy plea, Remember Thy reproach from a fool all the day.

23 Forget not the voice of Thine adversaries, The noise of Thy withstanders is going up continually!

Psalm 75

1 To the Overseer. -- "Destroy not." -- A Psalm of Asaph. -- A Song. We have given thanks to Thee, O God, We have given thanks, and near is Thy name, They have recounted Thy wonders.

2 When I receive an appointment, I -- I do judge uprightly.

3 Melted is the earth and all its inhabitants, I -- I have pondered its pillars. Selah.

4 I have said to the boastful, "Be not boastful," And to the wicked, "Raise not up a horn."

5 Raise not up on high your horn, (Ye speak with a stiff neck.)

6 For not from the east, or from the west, Nor from the wilderness -- is elevation.

7 But God is judge, This He maketh low -- and this He lifteth up.

8 For a cup is in the hand of Jehovah, And the wine hath foamed, It is full of mixture, and He poureth out of it, Only its dregs wring out, and drink, Do all the wicked of the earth,

9 And I -- I declare it to the age, I sing praise to the God of Jacob.

10 And all horns of the wicked I cut off, Exalted are the horns of the righteous!

Psalm 76

1 To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- A Psalm of Asaph. -- A Song. In Judah is God known, in Israel His name is great.

2 And His tabernacle is in Salem, And His habitation in Zion.

3 There he hath shivered arrows of a bow, Shield, and sword, and battle. Selah.

4 Bright art Thou, honourable above hills of prey.

5 Spoiled themselves have the mighty of heart, They have slept their sleep, And none of the men of might found their hands.

6 From Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse have been fast asleep.

7 Thou, fearful art Thou, And who doth stand before Thee, Since Thou hast been angry!

8 From heaven Thou hast sounded judgment, Earth hath feared, and hath been still,

9 In the rising of God to judgment, To save all the humble of earth. Selah.

10 For the fierceness of man praiseth Thee, The remnant of fierceness Thou girdest on.

11 Vow and complete to Jehovah your God, All ye surrounding him. They bring presents to the Fearful One.

12 He doth gather the spirit of leaders, Fearful to the kings of earth!


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