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Meditation Psalm 18e

I pursued my enemies and overtook them;    I did not turn back till they were destroyed.I crushed them so that they could not rise;    they fell beneath my feet.You armed me with strength for battle;    you humbled my adversaries before me.You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,    and I destroyed my foes.They cried for help, but there […]

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Meditation Psalm 18d

As for God, his way is perfect:    the Lord’s word is flawless;    he shields all who take refuge in him.For who is God besides the Lord?    And who is the Rock except our God?It is God who arms me with strength    and keeps my way secure.He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;    he causes me to stand on the […]

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Meditation Psalm 18c

The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;    according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.For I have kept the ways of the Lord;    I am not guilty of turning from my God.All his laws are before me;    I have not turned away from his decrees.I have been blameless before him    and have kept myself from sin.The Lord has […]

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Meditation Psalm 18b

The earth trembled and quaked,    and the foundations of the mountains shook;    they trembled because he was angry.Smoke rose from his nostrils;    consuming fire came from his mouth,    burning coals blazed out of it.He parted the heavens and came down;    dark clouds were under his feet.He mounted the cherubim and flew;    he soared on the wings of the wind.He made darkness […]

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Meditation Psalm 18a

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and […]

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Meditation Psalm 17

A prayer of David.Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;listen to my cry.Hear my prayer –it does not rise from deceitful lips.Let my vindication come from you;may your eyes see what is right. Though you probe my heart,though you examine me at night and test me,you will find that I have planned no evil;my mouth […]

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Meditation Psalm 15

A psalm of David.Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose way of life is blameless,who does what is righteous,who speaks the truth from their heart;whose tongue utters no slander,who does no wrong to a neighbour,and casts no slur on others;who despises a vile personbut honours […]

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Meditation Psalm 16

A miktam of David.Keep me safe, my God,for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;apart from you I have no good thing.’I say of the holy people who are in the land,‘They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.’Those who run after other gods will […]

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Meditation Psalm 14

For the director of music. Of David.The fool says in his heart,‘There is no God.’They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heavenon all mankindto see if there are any who understand,any who seek God.All have turned away, all have become corrupt;there is no one […]

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Meditation Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.How long, Lord? Will you forget me for ever?How long will you hide your face from me?How long must I wrestle with my thoughtsand day after day have sorrow in my heart?How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, Lord my God.Give […]