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Psalm 12: Purity in a Tainted World

Psalm 12 New International Version (NIV) For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. We live in a world tainted by evil In his song Good People, Jack Johnson expresses a sentiment that thoroughly biblical. "Where'd all the good people go? I've been changing channels I don't see them on the TV shows. Where'd… Continue reading Psalm 12: Purity in a Tainted World

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Psalm 11: Hide and Seek

Psalm 11 New International Version (NIV) For the director of music. Of David. 1 In the Lord I take refuge.     How then can you say to me:     “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;     they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows     at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are… Continue reading Psalm 11: Hide and Seek

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Psalm 10: The Lord is King

The Lord is King for ever and ever;     the nations will perish from his land. 17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;     you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,     so that mere earthly mortals     will never again strike terror. The UK is alive with election fever. Admittedly it is an interesting… Continue reading Psalm 10: The Lord is King

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Psalm 9: The Lord Your Stronghold

Psalm 9 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. Look back: Recount the faithfulness of God in past rescues 1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;     I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and exult in you;     I will sing praise to your name, O Most… Continue reading Psalm 9: The Lord Your Stronghold

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Psalm 8: The Majesty of God’s Name

Psalm 8 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. 8 O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,     to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When… Continue reading Psalm 8: The Majesty of God’s Name

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Psalm 7: God is a Righteous Judge

Psalm 7 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 7 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;     save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,     rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done… Continue reading Psalm 7: God is a Righteous Judge

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Psalm 6: A Cry for Mercy

Psalm 6 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,     nor discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;     heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled.     But you, O Lord—how long? 4 Turn,… Continue reading Psalm 6: A Cry for Mercy

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Psalm 5: The Hatred and Love of God

God hates sin 4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;     evil may not dwell with you. 5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;     you hate all evildoers. 6 You destroy those who speak lies;     the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. I spend most of my life downplaying the seriousness of my sins… Continue reading Psalm 5: The Hatred and Love of God

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Psalm 4: God Gives Greater Joy

Psalm 4 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. 4 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!     You have given me relief when I was in distress.     Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honour be turned into shame?     How long will you love… Continue reading Psalm 4: God Gives Greater Joy

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Psalm 3: Save me from my enemies?

Psalm 3 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 1 O Lord, how many are my foes!     Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul,     there is no salvation for him in God. Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,     my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to… Continue reading Psalm 3: Save me from my enemies?