Psaume (NAB) 90
90 1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God. I Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth, from eternity to eternity you are God.
3 But humans you return to dust, saying, "Return, you mortals!"
4 A thousand years in your eyes are merely a yesterday, Before a watch passes in the night,
5 you have brought them to their end; They disappear like sleep at dawn; they are like grass that dies.
6 It sprouts green in the morning; by evening it is dry and withered.
7 II Truly we are consumed by your anger, filled with terror by your wrath.
8 You have kept our faults before you, our hidden sins exposed to your sight.
9 Our life ebbs away under your wrath; our years end like a sigh.
10 Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong; Most of them are sorrow and toil; they pass quickly, we are all but gone.
11 Who comprehends your terrible anger? Your wrath matches the fear it inspires.
12 Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.
13 Relent, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!
14 Fill us at daybreak with your love, that all our days we may sing for joy.
15 Make us glad as many days as you humbled us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 Show your deeds to your servants, your glory to their children.
17 May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands! Prosper the work of our hands!
91 1 I You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2 Say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust."
3 God will rescue you from the fowler's snare, from the destroying plague,
4 Will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God's faithfulness is a protecting shield.
5 You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come.
8 You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see.
9 You have the LORD for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold.
10 No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent.
11 For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.
12 With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon.
14 II Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high.
15 All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.
16 With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power.
92 1 A psalm. A sabbath song.
2 I It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High,
3 To proclaim your love in the morning, your faithfulness in the night,
4 With the ten-stringed harp, with melody upon the lyre.
5 For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds; at the works of your hands I shout for joy.
6 II How great are your works, LORD! How profound your purpose!
7 A senseless person cannot know this; a fool cannot comprehend.
8 Though the wicked flourish like grass and all sinners thrive, They are destined for eternal destruction;
9 for you, LORD, are forever on high.
10 Indeed your enemies, LORD, indeed your enemies shall perish; all sinners shall be scattered.
11 III You have given me the strength of a wild bull; you have poured rich oil upon me.
12 My eyes look with glee on my wicked enemies; my ears delight in the fall of my foes.
13 The just shall flourish like the palm tree, shall grow like a cedar of Lebanon.
14 Planted in the house of the LORD, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
15 They shall bear fruit even in old age, always vigorous and sturdy,
16 As they proclaim: "The LORD is just; our rock, in whom there is no wrong."
93 1 The LORD is king, robed with majesty; the LORD is robed, girded with might. The world will surely stand in place, never to be moved.
2 Your throne stands firm from of old; you are from everlasting, LORD.
3 The flood has raised up, LORD; the flood has raised up its roar; the flood has raised its pounding waves.
4 More powerful than the roar of many waters, more powerful than the breakers of the sea, powerful in the heavens is the LORD.
5 Your decrees are firmly established; holiness belongs to your house, LORD, for all the length of days.
94 1 I LORD, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth!
2 Rise up, judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve.
3 II How long, LORD, shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked glory?
4 How long will they mouth haughty speeches, go on boasting, all these evildoers?
5 They crush your people, LORD, torment your very own.
6 They kill the widow and alien; the fatherless they murder.
7 They say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice."
8 III Understand, you stupid people! You fools, when will you be wise?
9 Does the one who shaped the ear not hear? The one who formed the eye not see?
10 Does the one who guides nations not rebuke? The one who teaches humans not have knowledge?
11 The LORD does know human plans; they are only puffs of air.
12 IV Happy those whom you guide, LORD, whom you teach by your instruction.
13 You give them rest from evil days, while a pit is being dug for the wicked.
14 You, LORD, will not forsake your people, nor abandon your very own.
15 Judgment shall again be just, and all the upright of heart will follow it.
16 V Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
17 If the LORD were not my help, I would long have been silent in the grave.
18 When I say, "My foot is slipping," your love, LORD, holds me up.
19 When cares increase within me, your comfort gives me joy.
20 VI Can unjust judges be your allies, those who create burdens in the name of law,
21 Those who conspire against the just and condemn the innocent to death?
22 No, the LORD is my secure height, my God, the rock where I find refuge,
23 Who will turn back their evil upon them and destroy them for their wickedness. Surely the LORD our God will destroy them!
95 1 I Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us greet him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms.
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods,
4 Whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains.
5 The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand.
6 II Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
7 For this is our God, whose people we are, God's well-tended flock. III Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
8 Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert.
9 There your ancestors tested me; they tried me though they had seen my works.
10 Forty years I loathed that generation; I said: "This people's heart goes astray; they do not know my ways."
11 Therefore I swore in my anger: "They shall never enter my rest."
96 1 I Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; announce his salvation day after day.
3 Tell God's glory among the nations; among all peoples, God's marvelous deeds.
4 II For great is the LORD and highly to be praised, to be feared above all gods.
5 For the gods of the nations all do nothing, but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Splendor and power go before him; power and grandeur are in his holy place.
7 III Give to the LORD, you families of nations, give to the LORD glory and might;
8 give to the LORD the glory due his name! Bring gifts and enter his courts;
9 bow down to the LORD, splendid in holiness. Tremble before God, all the earth;
10 say among the nations: The LORD is king. The world will surely stand fast, never to be moved. God rules the peoples with fairness.
11 IV Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound;
12 let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice
13 before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the world with justice and the peoples with faithfulness.
97 1 I The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be glad.
2 Cloud and darkness surround the Lord; justice and right are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him; everywhere it consumes the foes.
4 Lightning illumines the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim God's justice; all peoples see his glory.
7 II All who serve idols are put to shame, who glory in worthless things; all gods bow down before you.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 You, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth, exalted far above all gods.
10 The LORD loves those who hate evil, protects the lives of the faithful, rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light dawns for the just; gladness, for the honest of heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you just, and praise his holy name.
98 1 A psalm. I Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right hand and holy arm have won the victory.
2 The LORD has made his victory known; has revealed his triumph for the nations to see,
3 Has remembered faithful love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
4 II Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth; break into song; sing praise.
5 Sing praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song.
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy to the King, the LORD.
7 III Let the sea and what fills it resound, the world and those who dwell there.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands, the mountains shout with them for joy,
9 Before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.
99 1 I The LORD is king, the peoples tremble; God is enthroned on the cherubim, the earth quakes.
2 The LORD is great on Zion, exalted above all the peoples.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name: Holy is God!
4 II O mighty king, lover of justice, you alone have established fairness; you have created just rule in Jacob.
5 Exalt the LORD, our God; bow down before his footstool; holy is God!
6 III Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who called on God's name; they called on the LORD, who answered them.
7 From the pillar of cloud God spoke to them; they kept the decrees, the law they received.
8 O LORD, our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God, though you punished their offenses.
9 Exalt the LORD, our God; bow down before his holy mountain; holy is the LORD, our God.
100 1 A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
2 worship the LORD with cries of gladness; come before him with joyful song.
3 Know that the LORD is God, our maker to whom we belong, whosepeople we are, God's well-tended flock.
4 Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving. Give thanks to God, bless his name;
5 good indeed is the LORD, Whose love endures forever, whose faithfulness lasts through every age.
101 1 A psalm of David. I I sing of love and justice; to you, LORD, I sing praise.
2 I follow the way of integrity; when will you come to me? I act with integrity of heart within my royal court.
3 I do not allow into my presence anyone who speaks perversely. Whoever acts shamefully I hate; no such person can be my friend.
4 I shun the devious of heart; the wicked I do not tolerate.
5 Whoever slanders another in secret I reduce to silence. Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.
6 II I look to the faithful of the land; they alone can be my companions. Those who follow the way of integrity, they alone can enter my service.
7 No one who practices deceit can hold a post in my court. No one who speaks falsely can be among my advisors.
8 Each morning I clear the wicked from the land, and rid the LORD'S city of all evildoers.
102 1 The prayer of one afflicted and wasting away whose anguish is poured out before the LORD.
2 I LORD, hear my prayer; let my cry come to you.
3 Do not hide your face from me now that I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
4 For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn away as in a furnace.
5 I am withered, dried up like grass, too wasted to eat my food.
6 From my loud groaning I become just skin and bones.
7 I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
8 I lie awake and moan, like a lone sparrow on the roof.
9 All day long my enemies taunt me; in their rage, they make my name a curse.
10 I eat ashes like bread, mingle my drink with tears.
11 Because of your furious wrath, you lifted me up just to cast me down.
12 My days are like a lengthening shadow; I wither like the grass.
13 II But you, LORD, are enthroned forever; your renown is for all generations.
14 You will again show mercy to Zion; now is the time for pity; the appointed time has come.
15 Its stones are dear to your servants; its dust moves them to pity.
16 The nations shall revere your name, LORD, all the kings of the earth, your glory,
17 Once the LORD has rebuilt Zion and appeared in glory,
18 Heeding the plea of the lowly, not scorning their prayer.
19 Let this be written for the next generation, for a people not yet born, that they may praise the LORD:
20 "The LORD looked down from the holy heights, viewed the earth from heaven,
21 To attend to the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die."
22 Then the LORD'S name will be declared on Zion, the praise of God in Jerusalem,
23 When all peoples and kingdoms gather to worship the LORD.
24 III God has shattered my strength in mid-course, has cut short my days.
25 I plead, O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days. Your years last through all generations.
26 Of old you laid the earth's foundations; the heavens are the work of your hands.
27 They perish, but you remain; they all wear out like a garment; Like clothing you change them and they are changed,
28 but you are the same, your years have no end.
29 May the children of your servants live on; may their descendants live in your presence.
103 1 Of David. I Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God,
3 Who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills,
4 Delivers your life from the pit, surrounds you with love and compassion,
5 Fills your days with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 II The LORD does righteous deeds, brings justice to all the oppressed.
7 His ways were revealed to Moses, mighty deeds to the people of Israel.
8 Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.
9 God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger,
10 Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve.
11 III As the heavens tower over the earth, so God's love towers over the faithful.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on the faithful.
14 For he knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust.
15 Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom.
16 The wind sweeps over us and we are gone; our place knows us no more.
17 But the LORD'S kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors the children's children
18 of those who keep his covenant, who take care to fulfill its precepts.
19 IV The LORD'S throne is established in heaven; God's royal power rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command.
21 Bless the LORD, all you hosts, ministers who do God's will.
22 Bless the LORD, all creatures, everywhere in God's domain. Bless the LORD, my soul!
104 1 I Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD, my God, you are great indeed! You are clothed with majesty and glory,
2 robed in light as with a cloak. You spread out the heavens like a tent;
3 you raised your palace upon the waters. You make the clouds your chariot; you travel on the wings of the wind.
4 You make the winds your messengers; flaming fire, your ministers.
5 II You fixed the earth on its foundation, never to be moved.
6 The ocean covered it like a garment; above the mountains stood the waters.
7 At your roar they took flight; at the sound of your thunder they fled.
8 They rushed up the mountains, down the valleys to the place you had fixed for them.
9 You set a limit they cannot pass; never again will they cover the earth.
10 III You made springs flow into channels that wind among the mountains.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field; here wild asses quench their thirst.
12 Beside them the birds of heaven nest; among the branches they sing.
13 You water the mountains from your palace; by your labor the earth abounds.
14 You raise grass for the cattle and plants for our beasts of burden. You bring bread from the earth,
15 and wine to gladden our hearts, Oil to make our faces gleam, food to build our strength.
16 The trees of the LORD drink their fill, the cedars of Lebanon, which you planted.
17 There the birds build their nests; junipers are the home of the stork.
18 The high mountains are for wild goats; the rocky cliffs, a refuge for badgers.
19 IV You made the moon to mark the seasons, the sun that knows the hour of its setting.
20 You bring darkness and night falls, then all the beasts of the forest roam abroad.
21 Young lions roar for prey; they seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they steal away and rest in their dens.
23 People go forth to their work, to their labor till evening falls.
24 V How varied are your works, LORD! In wisdom you have wrought them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Look at the sea, great and wide! It teems with countless beings, living things both large and small.
26 Here ships ply their course; here Leviathan, your creature, plays.
27 VI All of these look to you to give them food in due time.
28 When you give to them, they gather; when you open your hand, they are well filled.
29 When you hide your face, they are lost. When you take away their breath, they perish and return to the dust from which they came.
30 When you send forth your breath, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
31 VII May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD be glad in these works!
32 If God glares at the earth, it trembles; if God touches the mountains, they smoke!
33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live.
34 May my theme be pleasing to God; I will rejoice in the LORD.
35 May sinners vanish from the earth, and the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!
105 1 I Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name; make known among the peoples his deeds!
2 Sing praise, play music; proclaim all his wondrous deeds!
3 Glory in his holy name; rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
4 Rely on the mighty LORD; constantly seek his face.
5 Recall the wondrous deeds he has done, his signs and his words of judgment,
6 You descendants of Abraham his servant, offspring of Jacob the chosen one!
7 II The LORD is our God who rules the whole earth.
8 He remembers forever his covenant, the pact imposed for a thousand generations,
9 Which was made with Abraham, confirmed by oath to Isaac,
10 And ratified as binding for Jacob, an everlasting covenant for Israel:
11 "To you I give the land of Canaan, your own allotted heritage."
12 III When they were few in number, a handful, and strangers there,
13 Wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another,
14 He let no one oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 " Do not touch my anointed, to my prophets do no harm."
16 IV Then he called down a famine on the land, destroyed the grain that sustained them.
17 He had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They shackled his feet with chains; collared his neck in iron,
19 Till his prediction came to pass, and the word of the LORD proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him; the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He made him lord over his palace, ruler over all his possessions,
22 To instruct his princes by his word, to teach his elders wisdom.
23 V Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived in the land of Ham.
24 God greatly increased his people, made them too many for their foes.
25 He turned their hearts to hate his people, to treat his servants unfairly.
26 He sent his servant Moses, Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 They worked his signs in Egypt and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and it grew dark, but they rebelled against his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood and killed all their fish.
30 Their land swarmed with frogs, even the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke and there came swarms of flies, gnats through all their country.
32 For rain he gave them hail, flashes of lightning throughout their land.
33 He struck down their vines and fig trees, shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke and the locusts came, grass hoppers without number.
35 They devoured every plant in the land; they ravaged the crops of their fields.
36 He struck down every firstborn in the land, the first fruits of all their vigor.
37 He brought his people out, laden with silver and gold; no stragglers among the tribes.
38 Egypt rejoiced when they left, for panic had seized them.
39 VI He spread a cloud as a cover, and made a fire to light up the night.
40 They asked and he brought them quail; with bread from heaven he filled them.
41 He split the rock and water gushed forth; it flowed through the desert like a river.
42 For he remembered his sacred word to Abraham his servant.
43 He brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with shouts of triumph.
44 He gave them the lands of the nations, the wealth of the peoples to own,
45 That they might keep his laws and observe his teachings. Hallelujah!
106 1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever.
2 Who can tell the mighty deeds of the LORD, proclaim in full God's praise?
3 Happy those who do what is right, whose deeds are always just.
4 Remember me, LORD, as you favor your people; come to me with your saving help,
5 That I may see the prosperity of your chosen, rejoice in the joy of your people, and glory with your heritage.
6 We have sinned like our ancestors; we have done wrong and are guilty.
7 I Our ancestors in Egypt did not attend to your wonders. They did not remember your great love; they defied the Most High at the Red Sea.
8 Yet he saved them for his name's sake to make his power known.
9 He roared at the Red Sea and it dried up. He led them through the deep as through a desert.
10 He rescued them from hostile hands, freed them from the power of the enemy.
11 The waters covered their oppressors; not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his words and sang songs of praise.
13 II But they soon forgot all he had done; they had no patience for his plan.
14 In the desert they gave way to their cravings, tempted God in the wasteland.
15 So he gave them what they asked and sent among them a wasting disease.
16 III In the camp they challenged Moses and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD.
17 The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, it closed on the followers of Abiram.
18 Against that company the fire blazed; flames consumed the wicked.
19 IV At Horeb they fashioned a calf, worshiped a metal statue.
20 They exchanged their glorious God for the image of a grass-eating bull.
21 They forgot the God who saved them, who did great deeds in Egypt,
22 Amazing deeds in the land of Ham, fearsome deeds at the Red Sea.
23 He would have decreed their destruction, had not Moses, the chosen leader, Withstood him in the breach to turn back his destroying anger.
24 V Next they despised the beautiful land; they did not believe the promise.
25 In their tents they complained; they did not obey the LORD.
26 So with raised hand he swore to destroy them in the desert,
27 To scatter their descendants among the nations, disperse them in foreign lands.
28 VI They joined in the rites of Baal of Peor, ate food sacrificed to dead gods.
29 They provoked him by their actions, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas rose to intervene, and the plague was brought to a halt.
31 This was counted for him as a righteous deed for all generations to come.
32 VII At the waters of Meribah they angered God, and Moses suffered because of them.
33 They so embittered his spirit that rash words crossed his lips.
34 VIII They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 But mingled with the nations and imitated their ways.
36 They worshiped their idols and were ensnared by them.
37 They sacrificed to the gods their own sons and daughters,
38 Shedding innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed.
39 They defiled themselves by their actions, became adulterers by their conduct.
40 So the LORD grew angry with his people, abhorred his own heritage.
41 He handed them over to the nations, and their adversaries ruled them.
42 Their enemies oppressed them, kept them under subjection.
43 Many times did he rescue them, but they kept rebelling and scheming and were brought low by their own guilt.
44 Still God had regard for their affliction when he heard their wailing.
45 For their sake he remembered his covenant and relented in his abundant love,
46 Winning for them compassion from all who held them captive.
47 Save us, LORD, our God; gather us from among the nations That we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in praising you.
48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, Amen! Hallelujah!
107 1 "Give thanks to the LORD who is good, whose love endures forever!"
2 Let that be the prayer of the LORD'S redeemed, those redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 Those gathered from foreign lands, from east and west, from north and south.
4 I Some had lost their way in a barren desert; found no path toward a city to live in.
5 They were hungry and thirsty; their life was ebbing away.
6 In their distress they cried to the LORD, who rescued them in their peril,
7 Guided them by a direct path so they reached a city to live in.
8 Let them thank the LORD for such kindness, such wondrous deeds for mere mortals.
9 For he satisfied the thirsty, filled the hungry with good things.
10 II Some lived in darkness and gloom, in prison, bound with chains,
11 Because they rebelled against God's word, scorned the counsel of the Most High,
12 Who humbled their hearts through hardship; they stumbled with no one to help.
13 In their distress they cried to the LORD, who saved them in their peril,
14 Led them forth from darkness and gloom and broke their chains asunder.
15 Let them thank the LORD for such kindness, such wondrous deeds for mere mortals.
16 For he broke down the gates of bronze and snapped the bars of iron.
17 III Some fell sick from their wicked ways, afflicted because of their sins.
18 They loathed all manner of food; they were at the gates of death.
19 In their distress they cried to the LORD, who saved them in their peril,
20 Sent forth the word to heal them, snatched them from the grave.
21 Let them thank the LORD for such kindness, such wondrous deeds for mere mortals.
22 Let them offer a sacrifice in thanks, declare his works with shouts of joy.
23 IV Some went off to sea in ships, plied their trade on the deep waters.
24 They saw the works of the LORD, the wonders of God in the deep.
25 He spoke and roused a storm wind; it tossed the waves on high.
26 They rose up to the heavens, sank to the depths; their hearts trembled at the danger.
27 They reeled, staggered like drunkards; their skill was of no avail.
28 In their distress they cried to the LORD, who brought them out of their peril,
29 Hushed the storm to a murmur; the waves of the sea were stilled.
30 They rejoiced that the sea grew calm, that God brought them to the harbor they longed for.
31 Let them thank the LORD for such kindness, such wondrous deeds for mere mortals.
32 Let them praise him in the assembly of the people, give thanks in the council of the elders.
33 V God changed rivers into desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 Fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the wickedness of its people.
35 He changed the desert into pools of water, arid land into springs of water,
36 And settled the hungry there; they built a city to live in.
37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards, brought in an abundant harvest.
38 God blessed them, they became very many, and their livestock did not decrease.
39 Where they were diminished and brought low through misery and cruel oppression,
40 But he poured out contempt on princes, made them wander the trackless wastes,
41 While the poor were released from their affliction; their families increased like their flocks.
42 The upright saw this and rejoiced; all wickedness shut its mouth.
43 Whoever is wise will take note of these things, will ponder the merciful deeds of the LORD.
108 1 A song; a psalm of David
2 I My heart is steadfast, God; my heart is steadfast. I will sing and chant praise.
3 Awake, my soul; awake, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn.
4 I will praise you among the peoples, LORD; I will chant your praise among the nations.
5 For your love towers to the heavens; your faithfulness, to the skies.
6 Appear on high over the heavens, God; may your glory appear above all the earth.
7 Help with your right hand and answer us that your loved ones may escape.
8 II God promised in the sanctuary: "I will exult, I will apportion Shechem; the valley of Succoth I will measure out.
9 Gilead is mine, mine is Manasseh; Ephraim is the helmet for my head, Judah, my own scepter.
10 Moab is my washbowl; upon Edom I cast my sandal; I will triumph over Philistia."
11 III Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me into Edom?
12 Was it not you who rejected us, God? Do you no longer march with our armies?
13 Give us aid against the foe; worthless is human help.
14 We will triumph with the help of God, who will trample down our foes.
Psaume (NAB) 90