Project 119: Psalm 11 & Psalm 12

 |  Project 119

Morning: Psalm 11

To the choirmaster. Of David.

11 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul,     
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow;     
they have fitted their arrow to the string     
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if the foundations are destroyed,     
what can the righteous do?”

4 The Lord is in his holy temple;     
the Lord's throne is in heaven;     
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
5 The Lord tests the righteous,     
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6 Let him rain coals on the wicked;     
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds;     
the upright shall behold his face.

Evening: Psalm 12

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

12 Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;     
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;     
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,     
the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,     
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,     
I will now arise,” says the Lord;     
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,     
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,     
purified seven times.

7 You, O Lord, will keep them;     
you will guard us from this generation forever.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,     
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.