The King James Bible

Psalm 9

1: I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2: I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
3: When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4: For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
5: Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6: O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7: But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8: And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9: The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10: And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11: Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12: When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13: Have 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:
14: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15: The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16: The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18: For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19: Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20: Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm 73

1: Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2: But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3: For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4: For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5: They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6: Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7: Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8: They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9: They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10: Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11: And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12: Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13: Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14: For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15: If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
16: When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17: Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18: Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19: How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20: As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21: Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22: So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23: Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24: Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25: Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26: My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27: For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28: But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 74

1: O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
2: Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
3: Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
4: Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
5: A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
6: But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
7: They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
8: They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
9: We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
10: O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
11: Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
12: For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13: Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14: Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
15: Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
16: The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
17: Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
18: Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
19: O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
20: Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
21: O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
22: Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
23: Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

Psalm 97

1: The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
2: Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
3: A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
4: His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
5: The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6: The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
7: Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
8: Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.
9: For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
10: Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11: Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12: Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 127

1: Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2: It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4: As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5: Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Psalm 137

1: By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2: We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3: For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4: How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
5: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
6: If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7: Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8: O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9: Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.