1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. ♦︎
Corrupt are they, and abominable in their wickedness;
there is no one that does good.
2 The Lord has looked down from heaven
upon the children of earth, ♦︎
to see if there is anyone who is wise
and seeks after God.
3 But every one has turned back;
all alike have become corrupt: ♦︎
there is none that does good; no, not one.
4 Have they no knowledge, those evildoers, ♦︎
who eat up my people as if they ate bread
and do not call upon the Lord?
5 There shall they be in great fear; ♦︎
for God is in the company of the righteous.
6 Though they would confound the counsel of the poor, ♦︎
yet the Lord shall be their refuge.
7 O that Israels salvation would come out of Zion! ♦︎
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
then will Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? ♦︎
Who may rest upon your holy hill?
2 Whoever leads an uncorrupt life ♦︎
and does the thing that is right;
3 Who speaks the truth from the heart ♦︎
and bears no deceit on the tongue;
4 Who does no evil to a friend ♦︎
and pours no scorn on a neighbour;
5 In whose sight the wicked are not esteemed, ♦︎
but who honours those who fear the Lord.
6 Whoever has sworn to a neighbour ♦︎
and never goes back on that word;
7 Who does not lend money in hope of gain, ♦︎
nor takes a bribe against the innocent;
8 Whoever does these things ♦︎
shall never fall.
1 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; ♦︎
I have said to the Lord, You are my lord,
all my good depends on you.
2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, ♦︎
upon those who are noble in heart.
3 Though the idols are legion
that many run after, ♦︎
their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
neither make mention of their names upon my lips.
4 The Lord himself is my portion and my cup; ♦︎
in your hands alone is my fortune.
5 My share has fallen in a fair land; ♦︎
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
6 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel, ♦︎
and in the night watches he instructs my heart.
7 I have set the Lord always before me; ♦︎
he is at my right hand; I shall not fall.
8 Wherefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; ♦︎
my flesh also shall rest secure.
9 For you will not abandon my soul to Death, ♦︎
nor suffer your faithful one to see the Pit.
10 You will show me the path of life;
in your presence is the fullness of joy ♦︎
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.