in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
Psa. 5:4 ¶ For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
Psa. 5:5The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
Psa. 5:6You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
Psa. 5:7 ¶ But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in the fear of you.
Psa. 5:8Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
Psa. 5:9 ¶ For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.
Psa. 5:10Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
Psa. 5:11 ¶ But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
Psa. 5:12For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
Psa. 59:1 ¶ Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me;
Psa. 59:2deliver me from those who work evil,
and save me from bloodthirsty men.
Psa. 59:3 ¶ For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
fierce men stir up strife against me.
For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,
Psa. 59:4for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
Awake, come to meet me, and see!
Psa. 59:5You, Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel.
Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah
Psa. 59:6 ¶ Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.
Psa. 59:7There they are, bellowing with their mouths
with swords in their lips—
for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?”
Psa. 59:8 ¶ But you, O Lord, laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.
Psa. 59:9O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.
Psa. 59:10My God in his steadfast lovewill meet me;
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
Psa. 59:11 ¶ Kill them not, lest my people forget;
make them totter by your power and bring them down,
O Lord, our shield!
Psa. 59:12For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
let them be trapped in their pride.
For the cursing and lies that they utter,
Psa. 59:13consume them in wrath;
consume them till they are no more,
that they may know that God rules over Jacob
to the ends of the earth. Selah
Psa. 59:14 ¶ Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.
Psa. 59:15They wander about for food
and growl if they do not get their fill.
Psa. 59:16 ¶ But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psa. 59:17O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.
Psa. 133:1 ¶ Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
Psa. 133:2It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
Psa. 133:3It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
1Sam. 21:1 ¶ Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David, trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?”
1Sam. 21:2 And David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, ‘Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.’ I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place.
1Sam. 21:3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.”
1Sam. 21:4 And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.”
1Sam. 21:5 And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?”
1Sam. 21:6 So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the Lord, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away.
1Sam. 21:7 ¶ Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the Lord. His name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul’s herdsmen.
1Sam. 21:8 ¶ Then David said to Ahimelech, “Then have you not here a spear or a sword at hand? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.”
1Sam. 21:9 And the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it, for there is none but that here.” And David said, “There is none like that; give it to me.”
1Sam. 21:10 ¶ And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath.
1Sam. 21:11 And the servants of Achish said to him, “Is not this David the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another of him in dances,
‘Saul has struck down his thousands,
and David his ten thousands’?”
1Sam. 21:12 ¶ And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
1Sam. 21:13 So he changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands and made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard.
1Sam. 21:14 Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?
1Sam. 21:15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to behave as a madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?”
Psa. 34:1 ¶ I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psa. 34:2My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Psa. 34:3Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
Psa. 34:4 ¶ I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Psa. 34:5Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
Psa. 34:6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psa. 34:7The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Psa. 34:8 ¶ Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psa. 34:9Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
Psa. 34:10The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Psa. 34:11 ¶ Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psa. 34:12What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Psa. 34:13Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Psa. 34:14Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
Psa. 34:15 ¶ The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
Psa. 34:16The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Psa. 34:17When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psa. 34:18The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psa. 34:19 ¶ Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psa. 34:20He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Psa. 34:21Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
Psa. 34:22The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
1Chr. 12:8 ¶ From the Gadites there went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were swift as gazelles upon the mountains:
1Chr. 12:9 Ezer the chief, Obadiah second, Eliab third,
1Chr. 12:10 Mishmannah fourth, Jeremiah fifth,
1Chr. 12:11 Attai sixth, Eliel seventh,
1Chr. 12:12 Johanan eighth, Elzabad ninth,
1Chr. 12:13 Jeremiah tenth, Machbannai eleventh.
1Chr. 12:14 These Gadites were officers of the army; the least was a match for a hundred men and the greatest for a thousand.
1Chr. 12:15 These are the men who crossed the Jordan in the first month, when it was overflowing all its banks, and put to flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west.
1Chr. 12:16 ¶ And some of the men of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold to David.
1Chr. 12:17 David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come to me in friendship to help me, my heart will be joined to you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, although there is no wrong in my hands, then may the God of our fathers see and rebuke you.”
1Chr. 12:18 Then the Spirit clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, and he said,
“We are yours, O David,
and with you, O son of Jesse!
Peace, peace to you,
and peace to your helpers!
For your God helps you.”
¶ Then David received them and made them officers of his troops.