[These are Psalms 141 through 150 from the Holy Bible, Hoehn Version, copyright 2011. (Amazon) They have been revised from the King James Version into modern English by Frederick Hoehn.] |
___Psalm 141 1 Lord, I call to you, make haste to me, give ear to my voice, when I call to you. 2 Let my prayer be set before you like incense, and the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice. 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, keep the door of my lips. 4 Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that sin, and don't let me eat of their dainties. 5 Let the righteous strike me, it shall be a kindness, and let him reprove me, it shall be an excellent oil, that won't break my head, for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. 6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet. 7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, like when someone cuts and splits wood on the earth. 8 But my eyes are to you, O God the Lord, my trust is in you, don't leave my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the traps that they've laid for me, and the traps of the doers of sin. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I am escaping.
___Psalm 142 1 I cried to the Lord with my voice, I made my prayer to the Lord with my voice. 2 I poured out my complaint before him, I showed my trouble before him. 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed inside me, then you knew my path. In the way in which I walked they've secretly laid a trap for me. 4 I looked on my right hand, and saw, but there was no man that would know me, refuge failed me, no man cared for my soul. 5 I cried to you, O Lord, I said, "You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living." 6 Give attention to my cry, for I am brought very low, give me deliverance from my persecutors, for they're stronger than I am. 7 Bring my soul out of prison, so that I will praise your name, the righteous shall surround me, for you'll deal abundantly with me.
___Psalm 143 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications, in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness. 2 And don't enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no man living be justified. 3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul, he has struck my life down to the ground, he has made me to live in darkness, like those who've been dead for a long time. 4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed inside me, my heart inside me is desolate. 5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on all your works, I muse on the work of your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands to you, my soul thirsts for you, like a thirsty land. Selah. 7 Hear me speedily, O Lord, my spirit fails, don't hide your face from me, so that I'm not like those who go down into the pit. 8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you, cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you. 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies, I flee to you to hide me. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God, your spirit is good, lead me into the land of uprightness. 11 Make me alive, O Lord, for your name's sake, for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And in your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all of those who afflict my soul, for I am your servant.
___Psalm 144 1 Blessed be the Lord my strength, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight, 2 My goodness, and my fortress, my high tower, and my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I trust, who subdues my people under me. 3 Lord, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! Or the son of man, that you make account of him! 4 Man is like vanity, his days are like a shadow that passes away. 5 Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down, touch the mountains, and they'll smoke. 6 Throw out lightning, and scatter them, shoot out your arrows, and destroy them. 7 Send your hand from above, rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children, 8 Whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God, on a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings I will sing praises to you. 10 It is he that gives salvation to kings, who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouths speak vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood, 12 So that our sons will be like plants grown up in their youth, so that our daughters will be like corner stones, polished after the likeness of a palace, 13 So that our garners will be full, affording all kinds of stored goods, so that our sheep will produce thousands and ten thousands in our streets, 14 So that our oxen will be strong to labor, so that there's no breaking in, nor going out, so there's no complaining in our streets. 15 Happy are the people, that are in such a case, yes, happy are those people, whose God is the Lord.
___Psalm 145 1 I will extol you, my God, O king, and I will bless your name forever and always. 2 Every day I'll bless you, and I'll praise your name forever and always. 3 The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5 I'll speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts, and I'll declare your greatness. 7 They shall abundantly tell the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing about your righteousness. 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy. 9 The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 All your works shall praise you, O Lord, and your saints shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power, 12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 14 The Lord supports all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all wait on you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 18 The Lord is near to all those who call on him, to all that call on him in truth. 19 He'll fulfill the desire of those who fear him, he'll also hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The Lord preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he'll destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and always.
___Psalm 146 1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. 2 While I live I will praise the Lord, I will sing praises to my God while I have any being. 3 Don't put your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there's no help. 4 His breath goes out, he returns to his earth, in that very day his thoughts die. 5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 Who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that's in it, who keeps truth forever, 7 Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free, 8 The Lord opens the eyes of the blind, the Lord raises those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous, 9 The Lord preserves the strangers, he relieves the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down. 10 The Lord shall rule forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord.
___Psalm 147 1 Praise the Lord, for it is good to sing praises to our God, for it is pleasant, and praise is attractive. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem, he gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the broken in heart, and bandages their wounds. 4 He tells the number of the stars, he calls them all by their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power, his understanding is infinite. 6 The Lord lifts up the meek, he throws the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, sing praise on the harp to our God, 8 Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens that cry. 10 He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse, he doesn't take pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his mercy. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, praise your God, O Zion. 13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates, he has blessed your children inside you. 14 He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sends out his commandment on earth, his word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool, he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. 17 He throws out his ice like morsels, who can stand before his cold? 18 He sends out his word, and melts them, he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel. 20 He has not dealt so with any nation, and as for his judgments, they haven't known them. Praise the Lord.
___Psalm 148 1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights. 2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you stars of light. 4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded, and they were created. 6 He has also established them forever and always, he has made a decree that won't be exceeded. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps, 8 Fire, and hail, snow, and vapor, stormy wind fulfilling his word, 9 Mountains, and all hills, fruitful trees, and all cedars, 10 Beasts, and all cattle, creeping things, and flying fowl, 11 Kings of the earth, and all people, princes, and all judges of the earth, 12 Both young men, and maidens, old men, and children, 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is excellent, his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints, of the children of Israel, a people near to him. Praise the Lord.
___Psalm 149 1 Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance, let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp. 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people, he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing out loud on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, 7 To execute vengeance on the heathen, and punishments on the people, 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron, 9 To execute on them the judgment written, all his saints have this honor. Praise the Lord.
___Psalm 150 1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary, praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts, praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet, praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance, praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him on the loud cymbals, praise him on the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
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