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Meditation Psalm 40b

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire –    but my ears you have opened; –    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come –    it is written about me in the scroll.I desire to do your will, my … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 40a

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the Lord;    he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit,    out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rock    and gave … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 39

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. I said, ‘I will watch my ways    and keep my tongue from sin;I will put a muzzle on my mouth    while in the presence of the wicked.’So I remained utterly silent,    not … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 38

A psalm of David. A petition. Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger    or discipline me in your wrath.Your arrows have pierced me,    and your hand has come down on me.Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;    there … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 37c

Turn from evil and do good;    then you will dwell in the land for ever.For the Lord loves the just    and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed;    the offspring of the wicked will perish.The righteous will inherit the land    and dwell … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 37b

The wicked plot against the righteous    and gnash their teeth at them;but the Lord laughs at the wicked,    for he knows their day is coming. The wicked draw the sword    and bend the bowto bring down the poor and needy,    to slay those whose … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 37a

Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil    or be envious of those who do wrong;for like the grass they will soon wither,    like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good;    dwell in the land … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 36

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. I have a message from God in my heart    concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:There is no fear of God    before their eyes. In their own eyes they flatter themselves    too … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 35b

Ruthless witnesses come forward;    they question me on things I know nothing about.They repay me evil for good    and leave me like one bereaved.Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth    and humbled myself with fasting.When my prayers returned to me unanswered,    I … Continue reading

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Meditation Psalm 35a

Of David. Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;    fight against those who fight against me.Take up shield and armour;    arise and come to my aid.Brandish spear and javelin    against those who pursue me.Say to me,    ‘I am your salvation.’ May those who seek … Continue reading

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