Victory comes from the Lord.
(Psalm 3;8, Good News Bible)
When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.
(Psalm 4:8, Good News Bible)
You are not a God who is pleased with wrongdoing; you allow no evil in your presence.
You cannot stand the sight of proud men; you hate evil and wicked people.
Because of your great love I can come into your house.
Make your way level (straight and right) before my face.
Protect those who love you.
O Lord, my God, I come to you for protection.
(Psalm 7:1, Good News Bible)
Justice is what you demand.
What is man, that you think of him; mere man, that you care for him?
You are fair and honest in your judgments.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed.
You do not abandon anyone who comes to you.
God remembers those who suffer.
The Lord has made Himself known.
A wicked man does not care about the Lord;
in his pride he thinks that God doesn’t matter.
(Psalm 10:4, Good News Bible)
You take notice of trouble and suffering and are always ready to help.
(Psalm 10:14, Good News Bible)
The Lord is king for ever and ever.
(Psalm 10:16, Good News Bible)
The Lord is righteous and loves good deeds.
Fools say to themselves “There is no God!”
You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you.
(Psalm 16:2, Good News Bible)
I am always aware of the Lord’s presence.
You will show me the path that leads to life;
Your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.
(Psalm 16:11, Good News Bible)
Reveal your wonderful love and save me.
The Lord reached down from above and took hold of me.
God is faithful to those who have faith in him.
You save those who are humble, but you humble those who are proud.
The Lord my God illuminates my darkness.
The Lord alone is God.
The Lord lives!
None of us can see our own errors.
Some trust in their war chariots
and others in their horses,
but we trust in the power of
the Lord our God.
(Psalm 20:7, Good News Bible)
My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?
I will tell my people what you
I will praise you in their
(Psalm 22:22, Good News Bible)
Those who come to the Lord
will praise him.
(Psalm 22:26, Good News Bible)
People not yet born will be told
“The Lord saved his people.”
(Psalm 22:31, Good News Bible)
The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord.
Show me Your Ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
Because the Lord is righteous and good,
he teaches sinners the path they should follow.
He leads the humble in the right way
and teaches them his will.
(Psalm 25:8-9, Good News Bible)
I look to the Lord for help at all times.
(Psalm 25:15, Good News Bible)
I wait for and expect you.
As for me, I do what is right.
(Psalm 26:11, Good News Bible)
Even if enemies attack me, I will still trust God.
Teach me your way, O Lord.
Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do,
and lead me along a safe path.
(Psalm 27:11, Good News Bible)
Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do,
and lead me along a safe path.
(Psalm 28:11, Good News Bible)
At the Flood. the Lord showed his control of all creation.
Now he continues to unveil his power.
(Psalm 29:10, Living Bible)
I was on my way to the depths below,
but you restored my life.
(Psalm 30:3, Good News Bible)
For His anger is but for a moment but His favor is for a lifetime.
You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance;
you have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy.
Into your hand I commit my spirit.
You have given me freedom to go where I wish.
Love the Lord, all his faithful people.
I confessed my sins to you;
I did not conceal my wrongdoing,
and you forgave all my sins.
(Psalm 32:5, Good News Bible)
Each believer should confess his sins to God when he is aware of them.
(Psalm 32:6, Living Bible)
You are my hiding place.
(Psalm 33:3, Living Bible)
God’s words are right.
(Psalm 33:4, Living Bible)
Find out for yourself how good the Lord is.
Turn away from evil and do good;
strive for peace with all your heart
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.
I will be glad because of the Lord.
(Psalm 35:9, Good News Bible)
You protect the weak from the strong, the poor from the oppressor.
O Lord, be not far from me!
Sin speaks to the wicked man deep in his heart;
he rejects God and does not have reverence for him.
Because he thinks so highly of himself,
he thinks that God will not discover his sin and condemn it.
(Psalm 36:1-2, Good News Bible)
You are the source of all life, and because of your light we see the light.
Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.
(Psalm 37:1, Good News Bible)
Be kind and good to others.
(Psalm 37:3, Living Bible)
Be patient and wait for the Lord to act.
The good man is generous with his gifts.
Turn from evil and do good.
The Lord delights in justice.
The law of his God is in his heart.
Every living man is no more than a puff of wind,
no more than a shadow.
(Psalm 38:5, Good News Bible)
A man is no more than a puff of wind.
(Psalm 38:11, Good News Bible)
Those who pay back evil for good are against me because I try to do right.
Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro.
Like all my ancestors I am only your guest for a little while.
I waited patiently for the Lord’s help;
Then he listened to me.
(Psalm 40:1, Good News Bible)
You do not want sacrifices and offerings;
you do not ask for animals burned whole on the altar or for sacrifices to take away sins.
Instead, you have given me ears to hear you.
Let all those that seek and require You rejoice and be glad in You.
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak.
I thirst for you, the living God.
Hope in God.
Why am I so sad?
Why am I so troubled?
I will put my hope in God.
(Psalm 42:11, Good News Bible)
Send your light and your truth;
may they lead me.
(Psalm 43:3, Good News Bible)
He knows the secrets of the heart.
God is the King of all the earth.
God has shown that there is safety with him.
(Psalm 48:5, Good News Bible)
A person can never redeem himself;
He cannot pay god the price for his life,
Because the payment of a human life is too great.
(Psalm 49:7-8, Good News Bible)
A man’s greatness cannot keep him from death;
he will still die like the animals.
God will rescue me;
he will save me from the power of death.
(Psalm 49:15, Good News Bible)
The world and everything in it is mine.
(Psalm 50:12, Good News Bible)
Let the giving of thanks be your sacrifice to God.
(Psalm 50:14, 22)
Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me.
Sincerity and truth are what you require.
Create a pure heart in me, O God, and put a new and loyal spirit in me.
Make me willing to obey you.
Help me to speak, Lord, and I will praise you.
My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God;
you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.
I am like an olive tree growing in the house of God;
I trust in his constant love forever and ever.
(Psalm 52:8, Good News Bible)
There is no one who does what is right.
(Psalm 53:1. Good News Bible)
God looks down from heaven to see if there are any who seek him.
Leave your troubles with the Lord.
When I am afraid, O Lord Almighty, I put my trust in you.
I will walk in the presence of God,
in the light that shines on the living.
(Psalm 56:13, Good News Bible)
My refuge is God, who loves me.
Human help is worthless.
(Psalm 60:11, Good News Bible)
Trust in God at all times, my people.
Tell him all your troubles,
for he is our refuge.
(Psalm 62: 8, Good News Bible)
Men are all like a puff of breath.
(Psalm 62:9, Good News Bible)
Don’t put your trust in violence.
O God, you are my God, and I long for you.
My whole being desires you;
like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you.
Your love is better than life.
The heart and mind of man are a mystery.
Our faults defeat us, but you forgive them.
Happy are those whom you choose.
(Psalm 65:4, Good News Bible)
If I had ignored my sins,
the Lord would not have listened to me.
(Psalm 66:18, Good News Bible)
God … cares for orphans and protects widows.
He gives the lonely a home to live in
And leads prisoners out into happy freedom.
(Psalm 68:5-6, Good News Bible)
Our God is a God who saves.
My sins, O god, are not hidden from you;
you know how foolish I have been.
I am like a stranger to my brothers,
like a foreigner to my family.
(Psalm 69:8, Good News Bible)
Answer me, God, at a time you choose.
(Psalm 69:13, Good News Bible)
I will proclaim his greatness by giving thanks.
This will please the Lord more than offering him cattle, more than sacrificing a full-grown bull.
The Lord listens to those in need.
May all those who seek, inquire of and for You, and require you (as their vital need) rejoice and be glad in You.
The Lord listens to those in need.
(Psalm 70:33, Good News Bible)
O God, be not far from me!
I will always put my hope in you.
I will praise you with music.
(Psalm 71:22, Living Bible)
He has pity on the weak and poor;
he saves the lives of those in need.
He rescues them from oppression and violence;
their lives are precious to him.
Since I have you, what else could I want on earth?
My mind and my body may grow weak,
but God is my strength.
(Psalm 73:26, Good News Bible)
How wonderful to be hear God.
(Psalm 73:28, Good News Bible)
Don’t let the oppressed be put to shame;
let those poor and needy people praise you.
(Psalm 74:21, Good News Bible)
He built his Temple like his home in heaven.
Help us, O God, and save us;
rescue us and forgive our sins for the sake of your own honor.
Protect what you yourself have planted.
(Psalm 80:15, Living Bible)
Revive us to trust in you.
(Psalm 80:18, Living Bible)
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt.
Open your mouth, and I will feed you.
Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans;
be fair to the needy and the helpless.
(Psalm 82:3, Good News Bible)
All the nations are yours.
(Psalm 82:8, Good News Bible)
You alone are the Lord,
supreme ruler over all the earth.
(Psalm 83:18, Good News Bible)
Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless:
maintain the right of the afflicted and needy.
All of you are children of the Most High.
Man’s loyalty will reach up from the earth,
and God’s righteousness will look down from heaven.
(Psalm 85:11, Good News Bible)
Righteousness will go before the Lord and prepare the path for him.
(Psalm 85:13, Good News Bible)
Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do. … Teach me to serve you with complete devotion.
(Psalm 86:11, Good News Bible)
You are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
I know that your love will last for all tine.
(Psalm 89:2, Good News Bible)
Your kingdom is founded on righteousness and justice;
love and faithfulness are shown in all you do.
Before you created the hills or brought the world into being, you were eternally God, and will be God forever.
The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty, if we have strength.
Teach us how short our life is,
so that we may become wise.
(Psalm 90:12, Good News Bible)
I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
Lord, you are a God who punishes.
The Lord knows the thoughts of man.
If the Lord had not helped me,
I would have gone quickly to
the land of silence.
(Psalm 94:17, Good News Bible)
Worship the Lord with the beauty of holy lives.
(Psalm 96:9, Living Bible)
Clouds and darkness surround him.
The Lord loves those who hate evil.
(Psalm 97:10, Good News Bible)
He has made his saving power known to the nations.
Sing together with joy before the Lord.
(Psalm 98:8, Good News Bible)
You are a god who forgives.
Worship the Lord with joy;
come before him with happy songs!
(Psalm 100:2, Good News Bible)
The Lord is God.
He made us, and we belong to him.
(Psalm 100:3, Good News Bible)
The Lord is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
You are always the same, and your life never ends.
The Lord executes righteousness and justice not for me only, but for all who are oppressed.
The Lord is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love.
He does not punish us as we deserve.
(Psalm 103:10, Good News Bible)
As a father is kind to his children,
so the Lord is kind to those who honor him.
(Psalm 103:13, Good News Bible)
For those who honor the Lord, his love lasts forever.
(Psalm 103:17, Good News Bible)
You give new life to the earth.
He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with good.
He raises the poor and needy from affliction.
The way to become wise is to have reverence for the Lord.
(Psalm 111:10, Good News Bible)
Light shines in the darkness for good men, for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
He raises the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from their misery and makes them companions of princes.
The Lord remembers us.
He will bless everyone who honors him,
the great and the small alike.
(Psalm 115:13, Good News Bible)
Heaven belongs to the Lord alone, but he gave the earth to man.
The Lord preserves the simple.
The Lord protects the helpless.
(Psalm 116:6, Good News Bible)
I walk in the presence of the Lord in the world of the living.
(Psalm 116:9, Good News Bible)
His loved ones are very precious to him and he does not lightly let them die.
(Psalm 116:15, Living Bible)
The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid.
(Psalm 118:6, Good News Bible)
It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
The Lord makes me powerful and strong.
(Psalm 118:14, Good News Bible)
I shall not die, but live.
Happy are all who search for God.
(Psalm 119:2, Living Bible)
I will repeat aloud all the laws you have given.
(Psalm 119:13, Good News Bible)
Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word.
(Psalm 119:18, Living Bible)
I am a stranger on earth.
I will study your teachings.
Your instructions give me pleasure;
they are my advisers.
(Psalm 119:23-24, Good News Bible)
Revive me by your Word.
(Psalm 119:25, Living Bible)
Help me to understand your laws,
and I will meditate on your wonderful teachings.
(Psalm 119:27, Good News Bible)
I will run the way of Your commandments when you give me a heart that is willing.
Give me the desire to obey your laws.
(Psalm 119:36, Good News Bible)
Keep me from paying attention to what is worthless.
(Psalm 119:37, Good News Bible)
Enable me to speak the truth at all times.
Your word has revived me and given me life.
I thought about the wrong direction in which I was headed, and turned around and came running back to you.
(Psalm 119:60, Living Bible)
At midnight I will rise to give my thanks to you for your good laws.
(Psalm 119:62, Living Bible)
I find pleasure in your law.
(Psalm 119:70, Good News Bible)
May your unfailing love be my comfort.
Your word, O Lord, will last forever.
If your law had not been the source of my joy,
I would have died from my sufferings.
(Psalm 119:92, Good News Bible)
Save me, for I am yours.
Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.
I have decided to obey your laws until the day I die.
(Psalm 119:112, Good News Bible)
Your promises are my only source of hope.
(Psalm 119:114, Living Bible)
I am your servant;
give me understanding,
so that I may know your teachings.
(Psalm 119:125, Good News Bible)
The explanation of your teachings gives light and brings wisdom to the ignorant.
Give me understanding that I may live.
Early in the morning, before the sun is up,
I was praying and pointing out how much I trust in you.
I stayed awake through the night to think about hour promises.
(Psalm 119:147, Living Bible)
You are near to me, Lord.
(Psalm 119:151, Good News Bible)
Your love never changes.
(Psalm 119:159, Good News Bible)
The heart of your law is truth.
I hate and abhor falsehood.
I will praise you seven times a day because of your wonderful laws.
(Psalm 119:164, Living Bible)
Give me life, so that I may praise you.
(Psalm 119:175, Good News Bible)
The Lord watches over you.
The Lord surrounds his people.
If the Lord does not build the house, the work of the builders is useless.
Children are gifts from the Lord.
The Lord ... has freed me from slavery.
I wait for the Lord
more eagerly than watchmen
wait for the dawn.
(Psalm 130:6, Good News Bible)
Trust in the Lord, because his love is constant and he is always willing to save.
As a child lies quietly in its mother’s arms,
so my heart is quiet within me.
(Psalm 131:2, Good News Bible)
The Lord has promised his blessing - life that never ends.
You care for the lowly and the proud cannot hide from you.
Lord, your love is eternal.
Complete the work that you have begun.
(Psalm 138:8, Good News Bible)
I can never be lost to your Spirit.
I can never get away from my God.
(Psalm 139:7, Living Bible)
If I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day;
the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
You created every part of me:
you put me together in my mother’s womb.
(Psalm 139:13, Good News Bible)
All you do is strange and wonderful.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed body.
The Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
Receive my prayer as incense, my uplifted hands as an evening sacrifice.
No one is innocent in your sight.
Like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you.
(Psalm 143:6, Good News Bible)
Show me where to walk.
(Psalm 143:8, Living Bible)
Show me the way I should go.
(Psalm 143:8, Good News Bible)
I run to you to hide me.
(Psalm 143:9, Living Bible)
You are my God;
teach me to do your will.
Be good to me,
and guide me on a safe path.
(Psalm 143:10, Good News Bible)
Lord, what are mortals, that you notice them;
mere mortals, that you pay attention to us?
Reach down from above,
pull me out of the deep water,
and rescue me.
(Psalm 144:7, Good News Bible)
The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love.
He is good to everyone and has compassion on all he made.
He helps those who are in trouble; he lifts those who have fallen.
He is near to those who call to him, who call to him with sincerity.
Don’t put your trust in human leaders;
no human being can save you.
The Lord sets prisoners free
and gives sight to the blind.
He lifts those who have fallen.
(Psalm 146:8, Good News Bible)
He heals the brokenhearted.
He raises the humble.
He takes pleasure in those who honor him, in those who trust in his constant love.
The Lord takes pleasure in his people; he honors the humble.