To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
641Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?64.5 matter: or, speech64.5 of…: Heb. to hide his snares
6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.64.6 they…: or, we are consumed by that which they have throughly searched64.6 a diligent…: Heb. a search searched
7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.64.7 shall they…: Heb. their wound shall be
8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.
651Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.65.1 waiteth: Heb. is silent
2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.65.3 Iniquities: Heb. Words, or, Matters of iniquities
4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.65.8 rejoice: or, sing
9Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.65.9 and…: or, after thou hadst made it to desire rain
10Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.65.10 settlest: or, causest rain to descend into65.10 makest…: Heb. dissolvest it
11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.65.11 with: Heb. of
12They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.65.12 rejoice…: Heb. are girded with joy
13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.
661Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:66.1 all…: Heb. all the earth
2Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
3Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.66.3 submit…: or, yield feigned obedience: Heb. lie
4All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
5Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
7He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
8O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
9Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.66.9 holdeth: Heb. putteth
10For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
11Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
12Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.66.12 wealthy: Heb. moist
13I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
14Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.66.14 uttered: Heb. opened
15I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.66.15 fatlings: Heb. marrow
16Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
17I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
19But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.