Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

1 The Lord tends me as a shepherd, and I shall want nothing. 2 In a place of green grass, there he has made me dwell: he has nourished me by the water of rest. 3 He has restored my soul: he has guided me into the paths of righteousness, for his name's sake. 4 Yea, even if I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of evils: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, these have comforted me. 5 Thou has prepared a table before me in presence of them that afflict me: thou hast thoroughly anointed my head with oil; and thy cup cheers me like the best wine. 6 Thy mercy also shall follow me all the days of my life: and my dwelling shall be in the house of the Lord for a very long time.


Psalm 24

A Psalm for David on the first day of the week.

1 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and all that dwell in it. 2 He has founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the rivers.

3 Who shall go up to the mountain of the Lord, and who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that is innocent in his hands and pure in his heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully 1to his neighbour. 5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek the face of the God of Jacob. Pause.

7 Lift up your gates, ye princes, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this king of Glory? the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your gates, ye princes; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this king of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is this king of glory.

Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

1 To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. 2 O my God, I have trusted in thee: let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies laugh me to scorn. 3 For none of them that wait on thee shall in any wise be ashamed: let them be ashamed that transgress without cause. 4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; and teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art God my Saviour: and I have waited on thee all the day. 6 Remember thy compassions, O Lord, and thy mercies, for they are from everlasting. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my sins of ignorance: remember me according to thy mercy, for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.

8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he 2instruct sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: the meek will he teach his ways. 10 All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth to them that seek his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, do thou also be merciful to my sin; for it is great. 12 Who is the man that fears the Lord? he shall instruct him in the way which he has chosen. 13 His soul shall dwell in prosperity; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The Lord is the strength of them that fear him; and his covenant is to manifest 3truth to them.

15 Mine eyes are continually to the Lord; for he shall draw my feet out of the snare. 16 Look upon me, and have mercy upon me; for I am an only child and poor. 17 The afflictions of my heart have been multiplied; deliver me from my distresses. 18 Look upon mine affliction and my trouble; and forgive all my sins. 19 Look upon mine enemies; for they have been multiplied; and they have hated me with unjust hatred. 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I have hoped in thee.


21 The harmless and upright joined themselves to me: for I waited for thee, O Lord. 22 Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions.

1 Or, against.

2 sc. as a law-giver.

3 Or, 'it,' sc. what has just been stated.


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