Psalms 136 Through 140 (AMPC) Posted on 28 Aug 00:00 , 0 comments

Psalm 136-140 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Psalm 136 1 O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. 2 O give thanks to the God of gods, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever— 4 To Him Who alone does great wonders, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 5 To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 6 To Him Who stretched out the earth upon the waters, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 7 To Him Who made the great lights, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever— 8 The sun to rule over the day, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 9 The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 10 To Him Who smote Egypt in their firstborn, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 11 And brought out Israel from among them, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 12 With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 13 To Him Who divided the Red Sea into parts, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 15 But shook off and overthrew Pharaoh and his host into the Red Sea, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 16 To Him Who led His people through the wilderness, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 17 To Him Who smote great kings, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 18 And slew famous kings, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever— 19 Sihon king of the Amorites, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 20 And Og king of Bashan, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 21 And gave their land as a heritage, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 22 Even a heritage to Israel His servant, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 23 To Him Who [earnestly] remembered us in our low estate and imprinted us [on His heart], for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 24 And rescued us from our enemies, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 25 To Him Who gives food to all flesh, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; 26 O give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever! Psalm 137 1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts]. 2 On the willow trees in the midst of [Babylon] we hung our harps. 3 For there they who led us captive required of us a song with words, and our tormentors and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill [with the harp]. 6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I remember you not, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy! 7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites, that they said in the day of Jerusalem’s fall, Down, down to the ground with her! 8 O Daughter of Babylon [you devastator, you!], who [ought to be and] shall be destroyed, happy and blessed shall he be who requites you as you have served us. 9 Happy and blessed shall he be who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock! Psalm 138 [A Psalm] of David. 1 I will confess and praise You [O God] with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praises to You. 2 I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name! 3 In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self. 4 All the kings of the land shall give You credit and praise You, O Lord, for they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled]. 5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord and joyfully celebrate His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the Lord. 6 For though the Lord is high, yet has He respect to the lowly [bringing them into fellowship with Him]; but the proud and haughty He knows and recognizes [only] at a distance. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. 8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever—forsake not the works of Your own hands. Psalm 139 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1 O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. 2 You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. 5 You have beset me and shut me in—behind and before, and You have laid Your hand upon me. 6 Your [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it. 7 Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, 12 Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. 13 For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You. 19 If You would [only] slay the wicked, O God, and the men of blood depart from me— 20 Who speak against You wickedly, Your enemies who take Your name in vain! 21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And am I not grieved and do I not loathe those who rise up against You? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies. 23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 140 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men; 2 They devise mischiefs in their heart; continually they gather together and stir up wars. 3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent men who have purposed to thrust aside my steps. 5 The proud have hidden a snare for me; they have spread cords as a net by the wayside, they have set traps for me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 6 I said to the Lord, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my supplications, O Lord. 7 O God the Lord, the Strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked plot and device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 9 Those who are fencing me in raise their heads; may the mischief of their own lips and the very things they desire for me come upon them. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into floods of water or deep water pits, from which they shall not rise. 11 Let not a man of slanderous tongue be established in the earth; let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him [let calamity follow his evildoings]. 12 I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children]. 13 Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face). Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation