C Book 2.2: Jehovah has revealed himself to Israel as their God

C Part 1: Jehovah is our Deliverer

U Chapter 1.1: Deliverance belongs to Jehovah (Psalm 3)

U Introduction

U Jehovah, how are they increased that trouble me!

C Many are they who rise up against me.

C Many are they who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

C Body

O But you, O Jehovah, are a shield for me; my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.

O I cried to Jehovah with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

C I laid down and slept;

C I awoke: for Jehovah sustained me.

U I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

C Conclusion

C Arise, O Jehovah; deliver me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies upon the cheek bone;

C you have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

U Deliverance belongs to Jehovah; your blessing is upon your people. Selah.

C Chapter 1.2: God shall tread down our enemies (Psalm 60)

U Introduction

U O God, you have cast us off; you have scattered us; you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again.

C You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it.

C Heal the breaches thereof: for it shakes.

C Body

U You have shown your people hard things; you have made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

C You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the Truth. Selah.

C That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and hear me.

O God has spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my Lawgiver.

O Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; Philistia, triumph because of me.

C Conclusion

C Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?

C Will not you, O God, who had cast us off? And you, O God, who did not go out with our armies?

U Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he shall tread down our enemies.

C Chapter 1.3: God shall tread down our enemies (Psalm 108)

U Introduction

U O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

C Awake, psaltery and harp;

C I myself will awake early.

C Body

U I will praise you, O Jehovah, among the people; and I will sing praises to you among the nations: for your mercy is great above the heavens, and your truth reaches to the clouds.

C Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; and your glory above all the earth.

C That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer me.

O God has spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my Lawgiver;

O Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

C Conclusion

C Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?

C Will not you, O God, who has cast us off? And will not you, O God, go forth with our armies?

U Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he shall tread down our enemies.

O Chapter 1.4: God delivers the meek (Psalm 76)

U In Judah is God known; his Name is great in Israel. His Tabernacle is also in Salem, and his dwelling place in Zion. There he broke the arrows of the bow, the shield, the sword, and the battle. Selah.

C You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. The stouthearted have been plundered; they have slept their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands. At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. You, even you, are to be feared; and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

C You caused Judgment to be heard from Heaven; the earth feared, and was still, when God arose to Judgment, to deliver all the meek of the earth. Selah.

O Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.

O Vow, and pay to Jehovah your God. Let all that are round about him bring presents to him that should be feared. He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is dreadful to the kings of the earth.

O Chapter 1.5: Jehovah delivers his anointed (Psalm 20)

O Jehovah hear you in the day of trouble; the Name of the God of Jacob defend you, send you help from the Sanctuary, strengthen you out of Zion, remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice (Selah), grant you according to your own heart, and fulfill all your counsel.

O We will rejoice in your deliverance, and in the Name of our God will we set up our banners. Jehovah fulfill all your petitions.

C Now I know that Jehovah delivers his anointed; he will hear him from his holy Heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

C Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the Name of Jehovah our God. They are brought down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright.

U Save, Jehovah; let the king hear us when we call.

C Part 2: Jehovah is our Righteous Judge

U Chapter 2.1: Jehovah will judge the world in righteousness (Psalm 9)

U Introduction

U I will praise you, O Jehovah, with my whole heart; I will show forth all your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your Name, O you most High.

C When my enemies have turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence: for you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging in righteousness. You have rebuked the heathen; you have destroyed the wicked; you have put out their name forever and ever.

C O you enemy, destructions have come to a perpetual end, and you have destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

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O But Jehovah shall endure forever; he has prepared his throne for Judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness; he shall administer judgment to the people in uprightness.

O Jehovah also will be a refuge for the oppressed; a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know your Name will put their trust in you: for you, Jehovah, have not forsaken them that seek you.

C Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwells in Zion; declare among the people his doings. When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them; he does not forget the cry of the humble.

C Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me (you that lift me up from the gates of death), so that I may show forth all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion; I will rejoice in your salvation.

U The heathen have sunk down in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. Jehovah is known by the Judgment which he executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

C Conclusion

C The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God: for the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

C Arise, O Jehovah; let no man prevail; let the heathen be judged in your sight.

U Put them in fear, O Jehovah, that the nations may know themselves to be only men. Selah.

C Chapter 2.2: Jehovah shall judge the people (Psalm 7)

U Introduction

U O Jehovah my God, in you do I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me, lest he tears my soul like a lion tearing me in pieces, while there is no one to deliver.

C O Jehovah my God, if I have done this; if there is iniquity in my hands; if I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me (indeed, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy), let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it.

C Yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

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U Arise in your anger, O Jehovah; lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies, and awake for me to the judgment that you have commanded. So shall the congregation of the people surround you: for their sakes therefore return on high.

C Jehovah shall judge the people; judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me.

C Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tests the hearts and reins. My defense is of God, who delivers the upright in heart.

O God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

O If he does not turn, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors.

C Conclusion

C Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and birthed falsehood. He made a pit, and dug it, and has fallen into the ditch which he made.

C His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own crown.

U I will praise Jehovah according to his righteousness, and will sing praise to the Name of Jehovah most high.

C Chapter 2.3: God shall judge the people (Psalm 50)

U Introduction

U The mighty God, even Jehovah, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

C Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

C He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people, saying, Gather my saints together to me; those that have made a Covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God himself is the Judge. Selah.

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U Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.

C I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me. I will take no bull out of your house, nor male goats out of your folds: for every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and everything in it.

C Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the most High; and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

O But to the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my Statutes, or that you should take my Covenant in your mouth; seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you? When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mothers son.

O You have done these things, and I kept silence. You thought that I was altogether one like yourself; but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes.

C Conclusion

C Now consider this, you that forget God:

C lest I tear you in pieces, and there is no one to save you.

U Whoso offers praise glorifies me; and to him that orders his conduct rightly will I show the salvation of God.

O Chapter 2.4: God judges the judges (Psalm 82)

U God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the powerful, saying, How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

C Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them out of the hand of the wicked.

C They know not; neither will they understand. They walk on in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are unstable.

O I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High; but you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

O Arise, O God; judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.

O Chapter 2.5: God is the Judge (Psalm 75)

O To you, O God, do we give thanks; to you do we give thanks. For that your Name is near, your wondrous works declare.

O When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I bear up its pillars. Selah.

C I said to the fools, Deal not foolishly; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn; lift not up your horn on high; speak not with a stiff neck. For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the Judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

C For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture, and he pours out of the same; but the dregs of it, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

U But I will declare forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.