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Psalm 67 

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm, a song.

1God be merciful unto us, and bless us, And cause his face to shine upon us; Selah 2That thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations. 3Let the peoples praise thee, O God; Let all the peoples praise thee. 4Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And govern the nations upon earth. Selah 5Let the peoples praise thee, O God; Let all the peoples praise thee. 6The earth hath yielded its increase: God, even our own God, will bless us. 7God will bless us; And all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalm 68  For the Chief Musician; A Psalm of David, a song.

1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; Let them also that hate him flee before him. 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melteth before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: Yea, let them rejoice with gladness. 4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts; His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him. 5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation. 6God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah 8The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. 10Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor. 11The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host. 12Kings of armies flee, they flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil. 13When ye lie among the sheepfolds, It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold. 14When the Almighty scattered kings therein, It was as when it snoweth in Zalmon. 15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan. 16Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever. 17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary. 18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them.

19Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden, Even the God who is our salvation. Selah 20God is unto us a God of deliverances; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death. 21But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness. 22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring them again from the depths of the sea; 23That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood, That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies. 24They have seen thy goings, O God, Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary. 25The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels. 26Bless ye God in the congregations, Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel. 27There is little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah and their council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali. 28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. 29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem Kings shall bring presents unto thee. 30Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver: He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war. 31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God. 32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; Oh sing praises unto the Lord; Selah 33To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice. 34Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies. 35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 69  For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshanim. A Psalm of David.

1Save me, O God; For the waters are come in unto my soul. 2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore. 5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee. 6Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts: Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. 7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face. 8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children. 9For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me. 10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach. 11When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them. 12They that sit in the gate talk of me; And I am the song of the drunkards. 13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness, Answer me in the truth of thy salvation. 14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. 15Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, Neither let the deep shallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me. 16Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me. 17And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily. 18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ransom me because of mine enemies.

19Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: Mine adversaries are all before thee. 20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none. 21They gave me also gall for my food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 22Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, let it become a trap. 23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake. 24Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them. 25Let their habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents. 26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; And they tell of the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded. 27Add iniquity unto their iniquity; And let them not come into thy righteousness. 28Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous. 29But I am poor and sorrowful: Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 30I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32The meek have seen it, and are glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live. 33For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners. 34Let heaven and earth praise him, The seas, and everything that moveth therein. 35For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession. 36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; And they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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