Sunday, October 22, 2006
Psalms Chapters 26-28
Psalms Chapter 26
1: Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
2: Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
3: For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
4: I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5: I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
6: I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
7: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8: LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
9: Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
10: In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
11: But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
12: My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 27
1: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2: When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3: Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4: One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
5: For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6: And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7: Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8: When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9: Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10: When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
11: Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12: Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14: Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 28
1: Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2: Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3: Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
4: Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5: Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
6: Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7: The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8: The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
9: Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.