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Psalm 23 (ESV)

1  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2  He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

3  He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.




Psalm 91 (NIV)

1  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

3  Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

4  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

8  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

9  If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10  no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

12  they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

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Psalm 139 (NIV)

1  You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

2  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

4  Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

5  You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

6  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7  Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

8  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10  even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”

12  even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

17  How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!

18  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

19  If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!

20  They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

21  Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?

22  I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

23  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.




Psalm 27 (NIV)

1  The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

2  When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

3  Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

4  One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

5  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

6  Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

7  Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.

8  My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.

9  Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

10  Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

11  Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

12  Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.

13  I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14  Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.




Psalm 121 (NIV)

1  I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?

2  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

3  He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;

4  indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

5  The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

6  the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

7  The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;

8  the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.


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