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Psalm 55

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For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David. Listen to my prayer, God.     Don’t hide yourself from my supplication. Attend to me, and answer me.     I am restless in my complaint, and moan     because of the voice of the enemy,     because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me.     In anger they hold …

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Psalm 53

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Mahalath.” A contemplation by David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity.     There is no one who does good. God looks down from heaven on the children of men,     to see if there are any who understood,     who seek after …

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Psalm 52

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For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, “David has come to Ahimelech’s house.” Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?     God’s loving kindness endures continually. Your tongue plots destruction,     like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good,     lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. You love …

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Psalm 51

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.     According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.     Cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions. …

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Psalm 49

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. Hear this, all you peoples.     Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,     both low and high,     rich and poor together. My mouth will speak words of wisdom.     My heart will utter understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb.     I will solve my riddle on the harp. Why …

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Psalm 48

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A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised,     in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,     is Mount Zion, on the north sides,     the city of the great King. God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge. For, …

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Psalm 47

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. Oh clap your hands, all you nations.     Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For Yahweh Most High is awesome.     He is a great King over all the earth. He subdues nations under us,     and peoples under our feet. He chooses our inheritance for us,     the glory of …

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Psalm 46

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For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes,     though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;     though its waters roar and are troubled,     though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah. There …

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Psalm 44

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For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm. We have heard with our ears, God;     our fathers have told us what work you did in their days,     in the days of old. You drove out the nations with your hand,     but you planted them. You afflicted the peoples,     but you spread them abroad. For they didn’t …

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Psalm 42

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For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by the sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks,     so my soul pants after you, God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.     When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night,     while they continually ask me, “Where is your …