81 hSing aloud to God our strength;
ishout for joy to the God of Jacob!
2 Raise a song; sound jthe tambourine,
3 Blow the trumpet at lthe new moon,
a rule2 of the God of Jacob.
7 In distress you tcalled, and I delivered you;
I uanswered you in the secret place of thunder;
I vtested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
8 wHear, O my people, while I admonish you!
9 There shall be no xstrange god among you;
you shall not bow down to a yforeign god.
10 zI am the Lord your God,
aOpen your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Israel bwould not submit to me.
to follow their own ecounsels.
13 fOh, that my people would listen to me,
that Israel would gwalk in my ways!
and hturn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would icringe toward him,
and with khoney from the rock I would satisfy you.”
88 O Lord, cGod of my salvation;
I dcry out day and night before you.
eincline your ear to my cry!
4 I am counted among those who hgo down to the pit;
like those whom iyou remember no more,
for they are jcut off from your hand.
6 You have put me in kthe depths of the pit,
7 Your wrath nlies heavy upon me,
and you overwhelm me with oall your waves. Selah
8 You have caused pmy companions to shun me;
I am rshut in so that I cannot escape;
9 smy eye grows dim through sorrow.
I tspread out my hands to you.
uDo the departed rise up to praise you? Selah
or your righteousness in the land of xforgetfulness?
13 But I, O Lord, cry yto you;
zin the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 O Lord, why ado you cast my soul away?
Why bdo you hide your face from me?
I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.3
your cdreadful assaults destroy me.
they fclose in on me together.
18 You have caused gmy beloved and my friend to shun me;
my companions have become darkness.4
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;
2 iYour throne is established from of old;
jyou are from everlasting.
3 kThe floods have lifted up, O Lord,
5 Your ndecrees are very trustworthy;
oholiness befits your house,