Psalm 24

Psalm 24:1. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2. for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. 3. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4. The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. 7. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.”

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Psalm 1

Psalm 1:1. “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2. but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. 4. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

Psalm 24

Psalm 24:1. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2. for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. 3. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4. The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. 7. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.”

Psalm 8!

Psalm 8:1. “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4. what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5. You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7. all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8. the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Psalm 22:26-31

Psalm 22:26. “The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever! 27. All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, 28. for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. 29. All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive. 30. Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. 31. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!”

Psalm 140

Psalm 140:1. “Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, 2. who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. 3. They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips. 4. Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. 5. The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path. 6. I say to the Lord, “You are my God.” Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy. 7. Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. 8. Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord; do not let their plans succeed. 9. Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them. 10. May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise. 11. May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent. 12. I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. 13. Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence.”

Psalm 139

Psalm 139:1. “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 5. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8. If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10. even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12. even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. 19. If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! 20. They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. 21. Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 22. I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. 23. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”