85 Lord, you were ofavorable to your land;
you prestored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You qforgave the iniquity of your people;
you qcovered all their sin. Selah
you rturned from your hot anger.
4 sRestore us again, O God of our salvation,
5 tWill you be angry with us forever?
6 Will you not urevive us again,
that your people may vrejoice in you?
8 wLet me hear what God the Lord will speak,
9 Surely his bsalvation is near to those who fear him,
that cglory may dwell in our land.
10 dSteadfast love and faithfulness meet;
erighteousness and peace kiss each other.
12 Yes, fthe Lord will give what is good,
and our land gwill yield its increase.
13 hRighteousness will go before him
86 jIncline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am kpoor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am lgodly;
save your servant, who mtrusts in you—you are my God.
3 nBe gracious to me, O Lord,
for oto you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and pforgiving,
qabounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 rGive ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
7 In sthe day of my trouble I call upon you,
tfor you answer me.
8 There is unone like you among the gods, O Lord,
vnor are there any works like yours.
9 wAll the nations you have made shall come
zyou alone are God.
11 aTeach me your way, O Lord,
that I may bwalk in your truth;
cunite my heart to fear your name.
13 dFor great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have edelivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have frisen up against me;
15 But you, O Lord, are a God gmerciful and gracious,
16 hTurn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to iyour servant,
and save ithe son of your maidservant.
91 He who dwells in athe shelter of the Most High
will abide in bthe shadow of the Almighty.
my God, in whom I etrust.”
3 For he will deliver you from fthe snare of the fowler
4 He will gcover you with his pinions,
and nsee the recompense of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your odwelling place—
10 pno evil shall be allowed to befall you,
qno plague come near your tent.
to tguard you in all your ways.
lest you ustrike your foot against a stone.
14 “Because he zholds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he aknows my name.
15 When he bcalls to me, I will answer him;
I will rescue him and chonor him.
16 With dlong life I will satisfy him
and eshow him my salvation.”
92 fIt is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, gO Most High;
to the melody of jthe lyre.
4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your kwork;
at lthe works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How mgreat are your works, O Lord!
7 that though pthe wicked sprout like grass
and all qevildoers flourish,
8 but you, O Lord, are ron high forever.
all evildoers shall be sscattered.
11 My weyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
12 xThe righteous flourish like the palm tree
they flourish in ythe courts of our God.
15 zto declare that the Lord is upright;
f“My heart exults in the Lord;
gmy horn is exalted in the Lord.
because hI rejoice in your salvation.
2 i“There is none holy like the Lord:
there is jno rock like our God.
4 kThe bows of the mighty are broken,
lThe barren has borne seven,
mbut she who has many children is forlorn.
6 nThe Lord kills and brings to life;
7 oThe Lord makes poor and makes rich;
phe brings low and he exalts.
8 qHe raises up the poor from the dust;
rto make them sit with princes
sFor the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
9 t“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
10 uThe adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
vagainst them he will thunder in heaven.
wThe Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
xand exalt the horn of his anointed.”
2 jAnd you were kdead in the trespasses and sins 2 lin which you once walked, following the course of this world, following mthe prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in nthe sons of disobedience—3 among whom we all once lived in othe passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and pwere by nature qchildren of wrath, like the rest of mankind.2 4 But3 God, being rrich in mercy, sbecause of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even twhen we were dead in our trespasses, umade us alive together with Christ—vby grace you have been saved—6 and raised us up with him and wseated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable xriches of his grace in ykindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For zby grace you have been saved athrough faith. And this is bnot your own doing; cit is the gift of God, 9 dnot a result of works, eso that no one may boast. 10 For fwe are his workmanship, gcreated in Christ Jesus hfor good works, iwhich God prepared beforehand, jthat we should walk in them.
22 sOn that day tmany will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not uprophesy in your name, and cast out demons vin your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 tAnd then will I declare to them, ‘I wnever knew you; xdepart from me, yyou workers of lawlessness.’
24 z“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like aa wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like aa foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”