The Psalter or Psalms of David
The Sixth Day.
Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.
I WILL magnify thee, O LORD; for thou hast set me up, * and not
made my foes to triumph over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee; * and thou hast healed me.
3 Thou, LORD, hast brought my soul out of hell: * thou hast kept
my life, that I should not go down into the pit.
4 Sing praises unto the LORD, O ye saints of his; * and give
thanks unto him, for a remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in
his pleasure is life; * heaviness may endure for a night, but
joy cometh in the morning.
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: * thou,
LORD, of thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong.
7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, * and I was troubled.
8 Then cried I unto thee, O LORD; * and gat me to my LORD right
9 What profit is there in my blood, * when I go down into the
10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? * or shall it declare
11 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me; * LORD, be thou my helper.
12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; * thou hast put off
my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness:
13 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without
ceasing. * O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
IN thee, O LORD, have I put my trust; let me never be put to
confusion; * deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; * make haste to deliver me.
3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, * that thou
mayest save me.
4 For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: * be thou also
my guide, and lead me for thy Name's sake.
5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me;
* for thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit; * for thou hast redeemed
me, O LORD, thou God of truth.
7 I have hated them that hold of lying vanities, * and my trust
hath been in the LORD.
8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; * for thou hast considered
my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.
9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; * but
hast set my feet in a large room.
10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble, * and mine
eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.
11 For my life is waxen old with heaviness, * and my years with
12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity, * and my
bones are consumed.
13 I became a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially
among my neighbours; * and they of mine acquaintance were afraid
of me; and they that did see me without, conveyed themselves
14 I am clean forgotten as a dead man out of mind; * I am become
like a broken vessel.
15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear
is on every side; * while they conspire together against me,
and take their counsel to take away my life.
16 But my hope hath been in thee, O LORD; * I have said, Thou
art my God.
17 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine
enemies, * and from them that persecute me.
18 Show thy servant the light of thy countenance, * and save
me for thy mercy's sake.
19 Let me not be confounded, O LORD, for I have called upon thee;
* let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence
in the grave.
20 Let the lying lips be put to silence, * which cruelly, disdainfully,
and despitefully speak against the righteous.
21 O how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for
them that fear thee, * and that thou hast prepared for them that
put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
22 Thou shalt hide them in the covert of thine own presence from
the plottings of men: * thou shalt keep them secretly in thy
tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
23 Thanks be to the LORD; * for he hath showed me marvellous
great kindness in a strong city.
24 But in my haste I said, * I am cast out of the sight of thine
25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, * when
I cried unto thee.
26 O love the LORD, all ye his saints; * for the LORD preserveth
them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.
27 Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, * all ye that
put your trust in the LORD.
Psalm 32. Beati quorum.
BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, * and whose
sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth no sin, * and
in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For whilst I held my tongue, * my bones consumed away through
my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand was heavy upon me day and night, * and my moisture
was like the drought in summer.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee; * and mine unrighteousness
have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the LORD; * and SO thou
forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto
thee, in a time when thou mayest be found; * surely the great
water-floods shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a place to hide me in; thou shalt preserve me from
trouble; * thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou
shalt go; * and I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding;
* whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, else they will
not obey thee.
11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly; * but whoso putteth
his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth him on every side.
12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD; * and be
joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
Psalm 33. Exultate, justi.
REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous; * for it becometh well the
just to be thankful.
2 Praise the LORD with harp; * sing praises unto him with the
lute, and instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto the Lord a new song; * sing praises lustily unto
him with a good courage.
4 For the word of the LORD is true; * and all his works are faithful.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; * the earth is full of
the goodness of the LORD.
6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; * and all the
host of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon
an heap; * and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: * stand in awe of him, all
ye that dwell in the world.
9 For he spake, and it was done; * he commanded, and it stood
10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, *
and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and
casteth out the counsels of princes.
11 The counsel of the LORD shall endure for ever, * and the thoughts
of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord JEHOVAH; * and
blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him, to be his inheritance.
13 The LORD looketh down from heaven, and beholdeth all the children
of men; * from the habitation of his dwelling, he considereth
all them that dwell on the earth.
14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them, * and understandeth
all their works.
15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an
host; * neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.
16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man; * neither
shall he deliver any man by his great strength.
17 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, *
and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;
18 To deliver their soul from death, * and to feed them in the
time of dearth.
19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the LORD; * for he is
our help and our shield.
20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; * because we have hoped
in his holy Name.
21 Let thy merciful kindness, O LORD, be upon us, * like as we
do put our trust in thee.
Psalm 34. Benedicam Dominum.
I WILL alway give thanks unto the LORD; * his praise shall ever
be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD; * the humble shall
hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O praise the LORD with me, * and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me; * yea, he delivered me
out of all my fear.
5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; * and their faces
were not ashamed.
6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the LORD heareth him; * yea, and saveth
him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD tarrieth round about them that fear him,
* and delivereth them.
8 O taste, and see, how gracious the LORD is: * blessed is the
man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the LORD, ye that are his saints; * for they that fear
him lack nothing.
10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; * but they who seek
the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; * I will teach you
the fear of the LORD.
12 What man is he that lusteth to live, * and would fain see
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips, that they speak
14 Eschew evil, and do good; * seek peace, and ensue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, * and his ears
are open unto their prayers.
16 The countenance of the LORD is against them that do evil,
* to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth them, * and delivereth
them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, *
and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous; * but the LORD delivereth
him out of all.
20 He keepeth all his bones, * so that not one of them is broken.
21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; * and they that hate
the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The LORD delivereth the souls of his servants; * and all they
that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.