Bible verses about "psalms" | ISV

Psalms 19:1-14

1 To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor are there words {— } their voice is not heard {— } 4 yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race. 6 Its circuit is from one end of the sky to the other, and nothing is hidden from its heat. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise. 8 The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous. 10 They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb. 11 Moreover your servant is warned by them; and there is great reward in keeping them. 12 Who can detect his own mistake? Cleanse me from hidden sin. 13 Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness. 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalms 150:1-6

1 Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy place. Praise him in his great expanse. 2 Praise him for his mighty works. Praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with trumpet sounding. Praise him with stringed instrument and harp. 4 Praise him with tambourine and dancing. Praise him with stringed and wind instruments. 5 Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with reverberating cymbals. 6 Let everyone who breathes praise the LORD. Hallelujah!

Psalms 51:1-19

1 To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. When the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.. Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions. 2 Wash me from my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgression; my sin remains continually before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what was evil in your sight. As a result, you are just in your pronouncement and clear in your judgment. 5 Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me know joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 9 Hide your countenance from my sins and erase the record of my iniquities. 10 God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me. 13 Then I will teach transgressors about your ways, and sinners will turn to you. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, God, God of my salvation. Then my tongue will sing about your righteousness. 15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings. 17 True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise. 18 Show favor to Zion in your good pleasure; and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then you will be pleased with right sacrifices, with burnt offerings, and with whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar.

Isaiah 40:8


2 Timothy 3:16

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Ephesians 5:19

19 Then you will recite to one another psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; you will sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts;

Psalms 37:1-40

1 Davidic. Don't be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity. 2 Indeed, they soon will wither like grass, and like green herbs they will fade away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; Trust him, and he will act. 6 He will bring forth your righteousness as a light, and your justice as the noonday sun. 7 Be silent before the LORD and wait patiently for him. Don't be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes. 8 Calm your anger and abandon wrath. Don't be angry {— } it only leads to evil. 9 Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land. 10 Yet a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more. You will search for his place, but he will not be there. 11 The humble will inherit the land; they will take in abundant peace. 12 The wicked person plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him. 13 But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming! 14 The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct. 15 But their sword will pierce their own heart, and their bows will be broken! 16 Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. 18 The LORD knows the day of the blameless, and their inheritance will last forever. 19 They will not experience shame in times of trouble; in times of famine they will have plenty. 20 Indeed, the wicked will perish. The LORD's enemies will be consumed like flowers in the fields. They will vanish like smoke. 21 The wicked borrow but never pay back; but the righteous are generous and give. 22 For those blessed by God will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will be cut off. 23 A man's steps are established by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way. 24 Though he stumbles, he will not fall down flat, for the LORD will hold up his hand. 25 I once was young and now I am old, but I have not seen a righteous person forsaken or his descendants begging for bread. 26 Every day he is generous, lending freely, and his descendants are blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good, and you will live in the land forever. 28 Indeed, the LORD loves justice, and he will not abandon his godly ones. They are kept safe forever, but the lawless will be chased away, and the descendants of the wicked will be cut off. 29 The righteous will inherit the land, and they will dwell in it forever. 30 The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice. 31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps will not slip. 32 The wicked stalks the righteous person, seeking to kill him, 33 but the LORD will not let him fall into his hands. He will not be condemned when he is put on trial. 34 Wait on the LORD, Keep faithful to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land. You will see the wicked cut off. 35 I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil. 36 But then he passed away; in fact, he simply was not there. When I looked for him, he could not be found. 37 Observe the blameless! Take note of the upright! Indeed, the future of that man is peace. 38 Sinners will be destroyed together; the future of the wicked will be cut off. 39 But deliverance for the righteous one comes from the LORD; he is their strength in times of distress. 40 The LORD helps and delivers them; he will deliver them from the wicked, and he will save them because they have sought refuge in him.

Psalms 1:1-6

1 How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. 3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does. 4 But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not escape judgment, nor will sinners have a place in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

Psalms 91:1-16

1 A Davidic Psalm. The one who lives in the shelter of the Most High, who rests in the shadow of the Almighty, 2 will say to the LORD, "You are my refuge, my fortress, and my God in whom I trust!" 3 He will surely deliver you from the hunter's snare and from the destructive plague. 4 With his feathers he will cover you, under his wings you will find safety. His truth is your shield and armor. 5 You need not fear terror that stalks in the night, the arrow that flies in the day, 6 plague that strikes in the darkness, or calamity that destroys at noon. 7 If a thousand fall at your side or ten thousand at your right hand, it will not overcome you. 8 Only observe it with your eyes, and you will see how the wicked are paid back. 9 "LORD, you are my refuge!" Because you chose the Most High as your dwelling place, 10 no evil will fall upon you, and no affliction will approach your tent, 11 for he will command his angels to protect you in all your ways. 12 With their hands they will lift you up so you will not trip over a stone. 13 You will stomp on lions and snakes; you will trample young lions and serpents. 14 Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. 15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him. 16 I will satisfy him with long life; I will show him my deliverance.

Colossians 3:16

16 Let the word of the Messiah inhabit you richly with wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and singing to God with thankfulness in your hearts.

Psalms 23:1-6

1 A Davidic Psalm. The LORD is the one who is shepherding me; I lack nothing. 2 He causes me to lie down in pastures of green grass; he guides me beside quiet waters. 3 He revives my life; he leads me in pathways that are righteous for the sake of his name. 4 Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff {— } they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me, even in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Truly, goodness and gracious love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will remain in the LORD's temple forever.

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