To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.
91I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.9.4 maintained…: Heb. made my judgment9.4 judging right: Heb. judging in righteousness
5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.9.6 O thou…: or, The destructions of the enemy are come to a perpetual end: and their cities hast thou destroyed, etc
7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.9.9 a refuge: Heb. an high place
10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.9.12 humble: or, afflicted
13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.9.16 Higgaion: that is, Meditation
17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
101Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.10.2 The wicked…: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.10.3 heart’s: Heb. soul’s10.3 blesseth…: or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the LORD
4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.10.4 God is…: or, all his thoughts are, There is no God
5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.10.6 never: Heb. unto generation and generation
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.10.7 deceit: Heb. deceits10.7 vanity: or, iniquity
8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.10.8 are…: Heb. hide themselves
9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.10.9 secretly: Heb. in the secret places
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.10.10 He…: Heb. He breaketh himself10.10 by…: or, into his strong parts
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.10.12 humble: or, afflicted
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.10.14 committeth: Heb. leaveth
15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:10.17 prepare: or, establish
18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.10.18 oppress: or, terrify
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
111In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.11.2 privily: Heb. in darkness
3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.11.6 an horrible…: or, a burning tempest
7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.