Project 119: Psalm 13 & Psalm 14

 |  Project 119

Morning: Psalm 13

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?     
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul     
and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;     
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”     
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;     
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,     
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Evening: Psalm 14

To the choirmaster. Of David.

14 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;     
there is none who does good.

2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,     
to see if there are any who understand,     
who seek after God.

3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;     
there is none who does good,     
not even one.

4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers     
who eat up my people as they eat bread     
and do not call upon the Lord?

5 There they are in great terror,     
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
6 You would shame the plans of the poor,     
but the Lord is his refuge.

7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!     
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,     
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.