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Psalms
Book II
Chapters 42 thru 72

David's great longing for God   God, My Rock   A prayer to be delivered from an undgodly nation   God, the Deliverer in olden times and it's God that will deliver now   David thinks God's asleep   A very descriptive psalm of the King, (capital K), and refers to Jesus   God, our refuge, strength, and a very present help in trouble   There is a river   Be still, and know that I am God   God is King of all the earth and reigns over the heathen   Mount Zion, on the sides of the north   They that trust in their wealth   You can't take it with you   God is Judge   How Go feels about sacrifice. He already owns all the animals   Unto the wicked God says   David ask for mercy  Conceived in sin   David's desire for a clean heart   The kind of sacrifice God wants   To the boastful, and those with a deceitful tongue   The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God   There is none that doeth good   Reference to the second coming of Christ   Save me, O God, by thy name and judge me by thy strength   Deceitful friends   The words of David's deceitful friend   In this Psalm one can really see the confidence David has in God   God puts our tears into His bottle   Although surrounded by enemies, David remains focused on God   The wicked and the righteous   David, "Save me from bloody men"   David ask God to consume his enemies   Though God may be displeased, David still asked for help   The Rock that is higher than I   God is David's Rock and salvation   Some bless with their mouth, but inwardly, they curse   God gives mercy to every man according to his work   David thirsts for God as a man thirsts for water   Those who seek to destroy a soul   People who sharpen their tongue like a sword   All men shall declare the work of God   All flesh shall come to God   God controls all things   Make a joyful noise unto God   Come and see the works of God   As silver is tested and tried so does God do to us   David, on keeping promises to God   If I respect iniquity the Lord will not hear me   Let all the people praise thee   Let the wicked perish and the righteous be glad   A father to the fatherless, and a judge to the widows   God with the children in the wilderness   The hill where God will dwell for ever   A reference to Jesus Christ   God's mighty voice   David in distress   Those that would destroy me are mighty   David to God, "I'm in trouble: hear me speedily"   A reference to Jesus at His crucifixion   A song of thanksgiving is better than sacrifice   Make haste, O God, make haste   A prayer of David for God to be with him in old age   Continual hope   O God, who is like unto thee!   A Psalm for Solomon yet twenty verses reference Jesus   The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended

David's great longing for God

Psa 42:1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psa 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Psa 42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Psa 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psa 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Psa 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Psa 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Psa 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

God, My Rock

Psa 42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psa 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

Psa 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

A prayer to be delivered from an undgodly nation

Psa 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psa 43:2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psa 43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Psa 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Psa 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

God, the Deliverer in olden times
a
nd it's God that will deliver now

Psa 44:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psa 44:2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

Psa 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Deu 9:5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Deu 9:6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

Psa 44:4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psa 44:5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

Psa 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

Psa 44:7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

Psa 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

Psa 44:9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

Psa 44:10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

Psa 44:11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

Psa 44:12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

Psa 44:13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

Psa 44:14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Deu 28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

Psa 44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

Psa 44:16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

Psa 44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

Psa 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

Psa 44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Psa 44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

Psa 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psa 44:22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

David thinks God's asleep

Psa 44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Psa 44:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Psa 44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

Psa 44:26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

A very descriptive psalm of the King, (capital K), and
refers to Jesus

Psa 45:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim[1], for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

1 "SHOSHANNIM": shoshan, sho-shawn'; and (fem.) showshannah, sho-shan-naw'; from H7797; a lily (from its whiteness), as a flower or arch. ornament; also a (straight) trumpet (from the tubular shape):--lily, Shoshannim.

7797. suws, soos; or siys, sece; a prim. root; to be bright, i.e. cheerful:--be glad, X greatly, joy, make mirth, rejoice.

Psa 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Psa 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

Psa 45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psa 45:5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

Psa 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Psa 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psa 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Psa 45:9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Psa 45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

Psa 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

Psa 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour.

Psa 45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

Psa 45:14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

Psa 45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

Psa 45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

Psa 45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

God, our refuge, strength, and
a very present help in trouble

Psa 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth[1]. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

1 "ALAMOTH": 5961. 'Alamowth, al-aw-moth'; plur. of H5959; prop. girls, i.e. the soprano or female voice, perh. falsetto:--Alamoth.

Psa 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Psa 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river

Psa 46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Rev 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Psa 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Psa 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

2 Pet 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Psa 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Be still, and know that I am God

Psa 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Psa 46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psa 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

God is King of all the earth
and reigns over the heathen

Psa 47:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

Psa 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psa 47:3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

Psa 47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

Psa 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

Psa 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Psa 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Psa 47:8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Psa 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Mount Zion, on the sides of the north

Psa 48:1 A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Psa 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

This verse proves that Mount Zion is the city of God. See Eze 16:1 thru Eze 16:16, where God placed his skirt over, (married), Jerusalem. See Isa 14:13 where Satan claims he will sit here. See 2 Th 2:4 where he does sit there, before the 2nd. coming of Christ.

Ezek 16:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

Ezek 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

I spread my skirt over thee means He married that geographic location and people.

Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Did you know that God is a divorcee?

Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

Psa 48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

Psa 48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

Psa 48:5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Psa 48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Psa 48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Psa 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

Psa 48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

Psa 48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

Psa 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

Psa 48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

Psa 48:13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

Psa 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

They that trust in their wealth

Psa 49:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Psa 49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

Psa 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psa 49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Psa 49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Psa 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psa 49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Psa 49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

Psa 49:9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

You can't take it with you

Psa 49:10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Psa 49:11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Psa 49:12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Psa 49:13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Psa 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

Psa 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Psa 49:16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

Psa 49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Psa 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

Mat 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Psa 49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

Psa 49:20 Man that is in honour[1], and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

1 "HONOUR": 3366. yeqar, yek-awr'; from H3365; value, i.e. (concr.) wealth; abstr. costliness, dignity:--honour, precious (things), price.

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

God is Judge

Psa 50:1 A Psalm of Asaph[1]. The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

1 "ASAPH": 623. 'Acaph, aw-sawf'; from H622; collector; Asaph, the name of three Isr., and of the family of the first:--Asaph.

Psa 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Psa 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Psa 50:4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

Psa 50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Psa 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

How Go feels about sacrifice
He already owns all the animals

Psa 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

Psa 50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Psa 50:9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Psa 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

Psa 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Psa 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

Psa 50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving[1]; and pay thy vows[2] unto the most High:

1 "THANKSGIVING": 8426. towdah, to-daw'; from H3034; prop. an extension of the hand, i.e. (by impl.) avowal, or (usually) adoration; spec. a choir of worshippers:--confession, (sacrifice of) praise, thanks (-giving, offering).

3034. yadah, yaw-daw'; a prim. root; used only as denom. from H3027; lit. to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; phys. to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; espec. to revere or worship (with extended hands); intens. to bemoan (by wringing the hands):--cast (out), (make) confess (-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank (-ful, -s, -sgiving).

2 "VOWS": 5088. neder, neh'-der; or neder, nay'-der; from H5087; a promise (to God); also (concr.) a thing promised:--vow ([-ed]).

Psa 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

All of us should remember this verse, and keep it in our minds always.

Unto the wicked God says

Psa 50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Mark 7:6 He, (He being Jesus). answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Psa 50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

Prov 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Prov 13:1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Prov 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Psa 50:18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

Psa 50:19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

Psa 50:20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

Psa 50:21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Psa 50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Psa 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.

David ask for mercy

Psa 51:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

This indicates that God does keep records of our transgressions. Writes them down in His book.

Psa 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psa 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Psa 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Conceived in sin

Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psa 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward[1] parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

1 "INWARD": 2910. tuwchah, too-khaw'; from H2909 (or H2902) in the sense of overlaying; (in the plur. only) the kidneys (as being covered); hence (fig.) the inmost thought:--inward parts.

Psa 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psa 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Psa 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

This indicates that God does keep records of our transgressions. Writes them down in His book.

David's desire for a clean heart

Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psa 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psa 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness[1], O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

1 "BLOODGUILTINESS": 1818. dam, dawm; from H1826 (comp. H119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by anal. the juice of the grape; fig. (espec. in the plur.) bloodshed (i.e. drops of blood):--blood (-y, -guiltiness, [-thirsty]), + innocent.

The kind of sacrifice God wants

Psa 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Psa 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken[1] spirit: a broken and a contrite[2] heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

1 "BROKEN": 7665. shabar, shaw-bar'; a prim. root; to burst (lit. or fig.):--break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken ([-hearted]), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, X quite, tear, view [by mistake for H7663].

7663. sabar, saw-bar'; erroneously shabar (Neh. 2 : 13, H15), shaw-bar'; a prim. root; to scrutinize; by impl. (of watching) to expect (with hope and patience):--hope, tarry, view, wait.

2 "CONTRITE": 1794. dakah, daw-kaw'; a prim. root (comp. H1790, H1792); to collapse (phys. or mentally):--break (sore), contrite, crouch.

Psa 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psa 51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

To the boastful, and those with a deceitful tongue

Psa 52:1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

Psa 52:2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psa 52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Psa 52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

Psa 52:5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Psa 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Psa 52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Psa 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Jer 11:16 The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

Psa 52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God

Psa 53:1 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Psa 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

There is none that doeth good

Psa 53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Psa 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

Psa 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

Reference to the second coming of Christ

Psa 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Save me, O God, by thy name
and judge me by thy strength

Psa 54:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth[1], Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

1 "NEGINOTH": 5058. negiynah, neg-ee-naw'; or negiynath (Psa. H61 : title), neg-ee-nath'; from H5059; prop. instrumental music; by impl. a stringed instrument; by extens. a poem set to music; spec. an epigram:--stringed instrument, musick, Neginoth [plur.], song.

Psa 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psa 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Psa 54:4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Psa 54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Psa 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

Psa 54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Deceitful friends

Psa 55:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psa 55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

Psa 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

Psa 55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Psa 55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Psa 55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Psa 55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

Psa 55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Psa 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psa 55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

Psa 55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Psa 55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

Psa 55:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Psa 55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

Psa 55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

Psa 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

Psa 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psa 55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

Psa 55:19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Psa 55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

The words of David's deceitful friend

Psa 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psa 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Jesus talking:
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Psa 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

In this Psalm one can really see
the confidence David has in God

Psa 56:1 To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim[1], Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

1 "JONATHELEMRECHOKIM": 3128. yownath 'elem rechoqiym, yo-nath' ay'-lem rekh-o-kheem'; from H3123 and H482 and the plur. of H7350; dove of (the) silence (i.e. dumb Israel) of (i.e. among) distances (i.e. strangers); the title of a ditty (used for a name of its melody):--Jonath-elem-rechokim.

Psa 56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

Psa 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psa 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Psa 56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Psa 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psa 56:7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

God puts our tears into His bottle

Psa 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Psa 56:9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

Psa 56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

Psa 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Psa 56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

Psa 56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

Although surrounded by enemies
David remains focused on God

Psa 57:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith[1], Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

1 "ALTASCHITH": 516. 'Al tashcheth, al tash-kayth'; from H408 and H7843; Thou must not destroy; prob. the opening words of a popular song:--Al-taschith.

Psa 57:2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

Psa 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

Psa 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psa 57:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psa 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Psa 57:7 My heart is fixed[1], O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

My heart is fixed. Two times for emphasis. How focused!

1 "FIXED": 3559. kuwn, koon; a prim. root; prop. to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causat.) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether lit. (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or fig. (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous):--certain (-ty), confirm, direct, faithfulness, fashion, fasten, firm, be fitted, be fixed, frame, be meet, ordain, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-) stablish, stand, tarry, X very deed.

Psa 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psa 57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

Psa 57:10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

Psa 57:11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

The wicked and the righteous

Psa 58:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Psa 58:2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

Psa 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Psa 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

Psa 58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

Psa 58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Psa 58:7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Psa 58:8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

Psa 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Psa 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psa 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

David, "Save me from bloody men"

Psa 59:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psa 59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Psa 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psa 59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

Psa 59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

Psa 59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Psa 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Rev 2:16 (Jesus talking). Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Psa 59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Psa 59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

Psa 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Psa 59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

Psa 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

David ask God to consume his enemies

Psa 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

Psa 59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Psa 59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Psa 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psa 59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Though God may be displeased, David still asked for help

Psa 60:1 To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

Psa 60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Psa 60:3 Thou hast showed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Psa 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Psa 60:5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

Psa 60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Psa 60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Psa 60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

Psa 60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

Psa 60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?

Psa 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psa 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

The Rock that is higher than I

Psa 61:1 To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Psa 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

1 Cor 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Psa 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Psa 61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Psa 61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

Psa 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Psa 61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

God is David's Rock and salvation

Psa 62:1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

Psa 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psa 62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

Some bless with their mouth, but inwardly, they curse

Psa 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Psa 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

Psa 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psa 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psa 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psa 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psa 62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

God gives mercy to every man according to his work

Psa 62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

1 Cor 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

David thirsts for God as a man thirsts for water

Psa 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

Psa 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Psa 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Psa 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psa 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Psa 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psa 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

Psa 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Those who seek to destroy a soul

Psa 63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Psa 63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Psa 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

People who sharpen their tongue like a sword

Psa 64:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Psa 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

Psa 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Jer 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

The modern saying for, (from evil to evil), is (from bad to worse).

Psa 64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Psa 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

Psa 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

Psa 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

Psa 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

All men shall declare the work of God

Psa 64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psa 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

All flesh shall come to God

Psa 65:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Psa 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Psa 65:4 Blessed 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.

God controls all things

Psa 65:5 By 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:

Psa 65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Psa 65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Mat 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Psa 65:8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Psa 65:9 Thou 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.

Psa 65:10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

Psa 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

Psa 65:12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

Psa 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Make a joyful noise unto God

Psa 66:1 To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:

Psa 66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

Psa 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Psa 66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

Come and see the works of God

Psa 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psa 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

Exo 14:29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

Psa 66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Psa 66:8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

Psa 66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

As silver is tested and tried so does God do to us

Psa 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Psa 66:11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

Psa 66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

David, on keeping promises to God

Psa 66:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

Psa 66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

Psa 66:15 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

Psa 66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Psa 66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.

If I respect iniquity the Lord will not hear me

Psa 66:18 If I regard[1] iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

1 "REGARD": 7200. ra'ah, raw-aw'; a prim. root; to see, lit. or fig. (in numerous applications, direct and implied, trans., intrans. and causat.):--advise self, appear, approve, behold, X certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, X indeed, X joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, X be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see (-r, -m, one another), shew (self), X sight of others, (e-) spy, stare, X surely, X think, view, visions.

Psa 66:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psa 66:20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Let all the people praise thee

Psa 67:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

Psa 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Let the wicked perish and the righteous be glad

Psa 68:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psa 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Psa 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

A father to the fatherless, and a judge to the widows

Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Psa 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

God with the children in the wilderness

Psa 68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

Psa 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

er 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Jer 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

Psa 68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Psa 68:10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

Psa 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

Psa 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Psa 68:13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Psa 68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

The hill where God will dwell for ever

Psa 68:15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

Psa 68:16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Psa 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

A reference to Jesus Christ

Psa 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Psa 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psa 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Psa 68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

Psa 68:22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

Psa 68:23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

Psa 68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

Psa 68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

Psa 68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Psa 68:27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Psa 68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

Psa 68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Psa 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

Psa 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

God's mighty voice

Psa 68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

Psa 68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

Psa 68:34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

Psa 68:35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

David in distress

Psa 69:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psa 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Those that would destroy me are mighty

Psa 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Psa 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psa 69:6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

Psa 69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

Psa 69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Psa 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psa 69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psa 69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Psa 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Psa 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Psa 69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Psa 69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

Psa 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

David to God, "I'm in trouble: hear me speedily"

Psa 69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psa 69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Psa 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

Psa 69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

A reference to Jesus at His crucifixion

Psa 69:21 They gave me also gall[1] for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

1 "GALL": 7219. ro'sh, roshe; or rowsh (Deut. 32 : 32), roshe; appar. the same as H7218; a poisonous plant, prob. the poppy (from its conspicuous head); gen. poison (even of serpents):--gall, hemlock, posion, venom.

The drug "Heroin" is made from the poppy.

Mat 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Mark 15:36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

Mat 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

John 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Psa 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

Psa 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Rom 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them:

Rom 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

Psa 69:24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

Psa 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

Psa 69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psa 69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psa 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Rev 3:5 (Jesus talking). He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Psa 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

A song of thanksgiving is better than sacrifice

Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psa 69:31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Psa 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psa 69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Psa 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

Isa 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Psa 69:35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

Psa 69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Make haste, O God, make haste

Psa 70:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

Psa 70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Psa 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Psa 70:4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

Psa 70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

A prayer of David for God to be with him in old age

Psa 71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Psa 71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Psa 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

Psa 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Psa 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

Psa 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

Psa 71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Psa 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

Psa 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

Psa 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

Psa 71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Psa 71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

Psa 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

Continual hope

Psa 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

Psa 71:15 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psa 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Psa 71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Psa 71:18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

O God, who is like unto thee!

Psa 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

Psa 71:20 Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psa 71:21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

Psa 71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

Psa 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Psa 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

A Psalm for Solomon yet twenty verses reference Jesus

Psa 72:1 A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Psa 72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

Psa 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

Psa 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psa 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Psa 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Psa 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

Psa 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

Psa 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Psa 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psa 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Psa 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

Psa 72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

Psa 72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

Psa 72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

Psa 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

Psa 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Psa 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

Psa 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended

Psa 72:20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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