Project 119: Psalm 19 & Psalm 20

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Morning: Psalm 19

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

19 The heavens declare the glory of God,     
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,     
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,     
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,     
and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
5  which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,     
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,     
and its circuit to the end of them,     
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,     
reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure,     
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,     
rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,     
even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey     
and drippings of the honeycomb. 

11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;     
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?     
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;     
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,     
and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart  be acceptable in your sight,    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Evening: Psalm 20

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

20 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!     
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary     
and give you support from Zion!
3 May he remember all your offerings     
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

4 May he grant you your heart's desire     
and fulfill all your plans!
5 May we shout for joy over your salvation,     
and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

6 Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;     
he will answer him from his holy heaven     
with the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,     
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They collapse and fall,     
but we rise and stand upright.

9 O Lord, save the king!     
May he answer us when we call.