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Psalm 41

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. Blessed is he who considers the poor.     Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil. Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive.     He shall be blessed on the earth,     and he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies. Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed,     and restore …

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Psalm 40

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. I waited patiently for Yahweh.     He turned to me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,     out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock,     and gave me a firm place to stand. He has put a new song in my mouth, …

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Psalm 39

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For the Chief Musician. For Jeduthun. A Psalm by David. I said, “I will watch my ways, so that I don’t sin with my tongue.     I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.” I was mute with silence.     I held my peace, even from good.     My sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within …

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Psalm 38

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A Psalm by David, for a memorial. Yahweh, don’t rebuke me in your wrath,     neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. For your arrows have pierced me,     your hand presses hard on me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation,     neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have …

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Psalm 37

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By David. Don’t fret because of evildoers,     neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,     and wither like the green herb. Trust in Yahweh, and do good.     Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Also delight yourself in Yahweh,     and he will give you the desires of your heart. …

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Psalm 36

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For the Chief Musician. By David, the servant of Yahweh. A revelation is within my heart about the disobedience of the wicked:     “There is no fear of God before his eyes.” For he flatters himself in his own eyes,     too much to detect and hate his sin. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit.     He has ceased to …

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Psalm 35

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By David. Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me.     Fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler,     and stand up for my help. Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me.     Tell my soul, “I am your salvation.” Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor.     Let those …

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Psalm 34

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By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless Yahweh at all times.     His praise will always be in my mouth. My soul shall boast in Yahweh.     The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh magnify Yahweh with me.     Let’s exalt his name together. I sought Yahweh, …

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Psalm 31

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. In you, Yahweh, I take refuge.     Let me never be disappointed.     Deliver me in your righteousness. Bow down your ear to me.     Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock,     a house of defense to save me. For you are my rock and my fortress,     therefore for your name’s sake lead …

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Psalm 30

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A Psalm. A Song for the Dedication of the Temple. By David. I will extol you, Yahweh, for you have raised me up,     and have not made my foes to rejoice over me. Yahweh my God, I cried to you,     and you have healed me. Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from Sheol.     You have kept me alive, that …