O Yahweh God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
See our shield, O God,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
For better is a day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere.
I would choose to stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For Yahweh God is a sun and shield;
Yahweh gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk blamelessly.
O Yahweh of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
O God, do not remain at rest;
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be quiet.
For behold, Your enemies roar,
And those who hate You have lifted up their heads.
They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
For they have conspired together with one heart;
Against You they cut a covenant:
Fill their faces with disgrace,
That they may seek Your name, O Yahweh.
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
That they may know that You alone—Your name is Yahweh—
Are the Most High over all the earth.
Arise, O God, judge the earth!
For it is You who will inherit all the nations.
Let there be no strange god among you;
And you shall not worship a foreign god.
I am Yahweh your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
O God, restore us
And cause Your face to shine upon us, that we would be saved.
Do not remember our former iniquities against us;
Let Your compassion quickly approach us,
For we are brought very low.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
And deliver us and atone for our sins for Your name’s sake.
But as for us, as Your people and the sheep of Your pasture,
We will give thanks to You forever;
From generation to generation we will recount Your praise.
Give ear, O my people, to my instruction;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will pour forth dark sayings of old,
Which we have heard and known,
And our fathers have recounted to us.
We will not conceal them from their children,
But recount to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh,
And His strength and His wondrous deeds that He has done.
For He established a testimony in Jacob
And set a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers
That they should teach them to their children,
That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born,
That they may arise and recount them to their children,
That they should set their confidence in God
And not forget the deeds of God,
But observe His commandments,
And not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that did not prepare its heart
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
I shall remember the deeds of Yah;
Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
I will meditate on all Your work
And muse on Your deeds.
O God, Your way is holy;
What god is great like God?
You are the God who works wonders;
You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
You made Your cause to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was quiet
When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
For the wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
Make vows to Yahweh your God and pay them;
Let all who are around Him bring gifts to the Fearsome One.
He will cut off the spirit of princes;
He is feared by the kings of the earth.
“For I select an appointed time,
It is I who judge with equity.
The earth and all who dwell in it melt;
It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
And to the wicked, ‘Do not raise up the horn;
Do not raise up your horn on high,
Nor speak with insolent pride.’”
For one’s rising up does not come from the east, nor from the west,
And not from the desert;
But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and raises up another.
For a cup is in the hand of Yahweh, and the wine foams;
It is full of His mixture, and He pours from this;
Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.
But as for me, I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
And all the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
But the horns of the righteous will be raised up.