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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 and enjoy safe pasture.Take delight in the Lord,    and he will give you the desires of your […]

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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 much to detect or hate their sin.The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;    they […]

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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 went about mourning    as though for my friend or brother.I bowed my head in grief    as though […]

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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 my life    be disgraced and put to shame;may those who plot my ruin    be turned back in […]

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Meditation Psalm 34

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the Lord at all times;    his praise will always be on my lips.I will glory in the Lord;    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.Glorify the Lord with me:    let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me;    he delivered me […]

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Meditation Psalm 33b

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;    he puts the deep into storehouses.Let all the earth fear the Lord;    let all the people of the world revere him.For he spoke, and it came to be;    he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils […]

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Meditation Psalm 33a

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.Praise the Lord with the harp;    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.Sing to him a new song;    play skilfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true;    he is faithful in all he does.The Lord loves righteousness and justice;    the earth is full of […]

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Meditation Psalm 32c

Of David. A maskil. Blessed is the one    whose transgressions are forgiven,    whose sins are covered.Blessed is the one    whose sin the Lord does not count against them    and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent,    my bones wasted away    through my groaning all day long.For day and night    your hand was heavy on me;my strength was sapped    as in the heat […]

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Meditation Psalm 32b

Of David. A maskil. Blessed is the one    whose transgressions are forgiven,    whose sins are covered.Blessed is the one    whose sin the Lord does not count against them    and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent,    my bones wasted away    through my groaning all day long.For day and night    your hand was heavy on me;my strength was sapped    as in the heat […]

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Meditation Psalm 32a

Of David. A maskil. Blessed is the one    whose transgressions are forgiven,    whose sins are covered.Blessed is the one    whose sin the Lord does not count against them    and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent,    my bones wasted away    through my groaning all day long.For day and night    your hand was heavy on me;my strength was sapped    as in the heat […]