The Psalter or Psalms of David
The Thirtieth Day.
Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus.
BLESSED be the LORD my strength, * who teacheth my hands to war,
and my fingers to fight:
2 My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender
in whom I trust; * who subdueth my people that is under me.
3 LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? *
or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
4 Man is like a thing of nought; * his time passeth away like
5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; * touch the mountains,
and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; * shoot out thine
arrows, and consume them.
7 Send down thine hand from above; * deliver me, and take me
out of the great waters, from the hand of strangers;
8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity, * and their right hand is a
right hand of wickedness.
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; * and sing praises
unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, * and hast delivered David
thy servant from the peril of the sword.
11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strangers, * whose
mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand
12 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, * and that
our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;
13 That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner
of store; * that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten
thousands in our fields;
14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no decay,
* no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
15 Happy are the people that are in such a case; * yea, blessed
are the people who have the LORD for their God.
Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
I WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; * and I will praise thy
Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee; * and praise thy Name
for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and marvellous worthy to be praised; * there
is no end of his greatness.
4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, * and declare
5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, * thy glory, thy
praise, and wondrous works;
6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts;
* and I will also tell of thy greatness.
7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be showed; *
and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and merciful; * long-suffering, and of
9 The LORD is loving unto every man; * and his mercy is over
all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; * and thy saints give thanks
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, * and talk of thy power;
12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom,
* might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, * and thy dominion
endureth throughout all ages.
14 The LORD upholdeth all such as fall, * and lifteth up all
those that are down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord; * and thou givest
them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, * and fillest all things living with
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, * and holy in all his
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him; * yea,
all such as call upon him faithfully.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; * he also
will hear their cry, and will help them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; * but scattereth
abroad all the ungodly.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; * and let all
flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.
Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea.
PRAISE the LORD, O my soul: while I live, will I praise the LORD;
* yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto
2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man; *
for there is no help in them.
3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again
to his earth, * and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, * and
whose hope is in the LORD his God:
5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is;
* who keepeth his promise for ever;
6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; * who feedeth
7 The LORD looseth men out of prison; * the LORD giveth sight
to the blind.
8 The LORD helpeth them that are fallen; * the LORD careth for
9 The LORD careth for the strangers; he defendeth the fatherless
and widow: * as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside
10 The LORD thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore, * and
throughout all generations.
Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum.
The End of the Psalter.
PRAISE the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto
our God; * yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, * and gather together the
outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, * and giveth medicine
to heal their sickness.
4 He telleth the number of the stars, * and calleth them all
by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power; * yea, and his wisdom
6 The LORD setteth up the meek, * and bringeth the ungodly down
to the ground.
7 O sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; * sing praises upon
the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for
the earth; * and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains,
and herb for the use of men;
9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, * and feedeth the young
ravens that call upon him.
10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse; * neither
delighteth he in any man's legs.
11 But the LORD'S delight is in them that fear him, * and put
their trust in his mercy. ~
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; * praise thy God, O Sion.
13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, * and hath blessed
thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, * and filleth thee with the
flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, * and his word
runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool, * and scattereth the hoarfrost like
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: * who is able to abide
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: * he bloweth with
his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, * his statutes and ordinances
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; * neither have the heathen
knowledge of his laws.
Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.
O PRAISE the LORD from the heavens: * praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: * praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon: * praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens, * and ye waters that are above
5 Let them praise the Name of the LORD: * for he spake the word,
and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever: * he hath given them
a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, * ye dragons and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours, * wind and storm, fulfilling
9 Mountains and all hills; * fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle; * creeping things and flying fowls;
11 Kings of the earth, and all peoples; * princes, and all judges
of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name
of the LORD: * for his Name only is excellent, and his praise
above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall
praise him; * even the children of Israel, even the people that
Psalm 149. Cantate Domino.
O SING unto the LORD a new song; * let the congregation of saints
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, * and let the children
of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance: * let them sing praises
unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his people, * and helpeth the
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory; * let them rejoice in
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth; * and a two-edged
sword in their hands;
7 To be avenged of the nations, * and to rebuke the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains, * and their nobles with links
9 To execute judgment upon them; as it is written, * Such honour
have all his saints.
Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.
O PRAISE God in his sanctuary: * praise him in the firmament
of his power.
2 Praise him in his noble acts: * praise him according to his
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: * praise him upon the
lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the timbrels and dances: * praise him upon the
strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: * praise him upon the
6 Let every thing that hath breath * praise the LORD.