“1) Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation.
2) Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for unto You will I pray.
3) My voice shall You hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto You and will look up.
4) For You are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil dwell with You.
5) The foolish shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
6) You shall destroy them that speak lies; the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7) But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy, and in Your fear will I worship toward Your holy temple.
8) Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of mine enemies; make Your way straight before my face.
9) For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is exceeding wickedness. Their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.
10) Destroy You them, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels. Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.
11) But let all those that put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let them also that love Your name be joyful in You.
12) For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor will You compass him about as with a shield.”
“1) Lord, how they have increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me!
2) Many there be that say of my soul, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah.
3) But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of my head.
4) I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. Selah.
5) I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for the Lord sustained me.
6) I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that have set themselves against me round about.
7) Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies upon the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8) Salvation belongs unto the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah.”
“1) Why do the heathen rage, and the people devise a vain thing?
2) The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3) “Let us break Their bonds asunder, and cast away Their cords from us.”
4) He that sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.
5) Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure:
6) “Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion.”
7) “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said unto Me, ‘You are My Son; this day have I begotten You.
8) Ask of Me, and I shall give You the heathen for Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession.
9) You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
10) Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11) Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12) Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.”
“1) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful;
2) but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law doth he meditate day and night.
3) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4) The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6) For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”