Psalms 60–62

For the Music Director. A Miktam of David to teach. To the melody of “Lily of the Testimony,” when he struggled with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah and when Joab returned from striking down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

1 O God, You have rejected us, You have scattered us;

You have been displeased; take us back.

2 You have made the earth tremble; You have split it open;

heal its breaches, for it shook.

3 You have shown Your people hard times;

You have made us drink wine, causing us to stagger.

4 You have given a banner to those who fear You,

that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah

5 That Your beloved ones may be delivered,

save with Your right hand and answer us.

6 God has spoken in His holiness:

“I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem,

and measure out the Valley of Sukkoth.

7 Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;

Ephraim also is My helmet;

Judah is My scepter;

8 Moab is My wash basin;

over Edom I will cast My shoe;

shout the alarm, O Philistia, because of Me.”

9 Who will bring me into the fortified city?

Who will lead me into Edom?

10 You, O God, have You not cast us off?

And You, O God, did not go out with our armies.

11 Give us help from trouble,

for the help of man is worthless.

12 Through God we will do valiantly,

for He will tread down our enemies.

Psalm 61

For the Music Director. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my cry, O God,

attend to my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You;

when my heart faints,

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3 For You have been a refuge for me,

and a strong tower from the enemy.

4 I will abide in Your tent forever;

I will seek refuge in the covering of Your wings. Selah

5 For You, O God, have heard my vows;

You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.

6 May You prolong the king’s life,

and may his years be as many generations.

7 May he sit enthroned before God forever;

oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

8 Thus will I sing praise to Your name forever,

that I may fulfill my vows day by day.

Psalm 62

For the Music Director. According to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1 My soul waits in silence on God alone;

from Him comes my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation;

He is my refuge; I will not be greatly shaken.

3 How long will you attack a man,

to batter him, all of you,

as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?

4 They only conspire to cast him down

from his high position;

they delight in lies,

they bless with their mouth,

but they curse inwardly. Selah

5 My soul, wait silently for God,

for my hope is from Him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation;

He is my refuge; I will not be moved.

7 In God is my salvation and my glory;

the rock of my strength, and my shelter, is in God.

8 Trust in Him at all times;

you people, pour out your heart before Him;

God is a shelter for us. Selah

9 Surely people of low degree are a breath,

and men of high degree are a lie;

if they are placed in the balance,

they are altogether lighter than vapor.

10 Do not trust in oppression,

and do not become vain in robbery;

if riches increase,

do not set your heart on them.

11 God has spoken once,

twice have I heard this:

that power belongs to God.

12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;

for You render to each one

according to his work.

Romans 5

1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and so we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also boast in tribulation, knowing that tribulation produces patience, 4 patience produces character, and character produces hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

6 While we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Rarely for a righteous man will one die. Yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9 How much more then, being now justified by His blood, shall we be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. 11 Furthermore, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

12 Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, so death has spread to all men, because all have sinned.

13 For until the law, sin was in the world. But sin is not counted when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam’s sin, who was a type of Him who was to come.

15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if through the trespass of one man many died, then how much more has the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 The gift is not like the result that came through the one who sinned. For the judgment from one sin led to condemnation, but the free gift, which came after many trespasses, leads to justification. 17 For if by one man’s trespass death reigned through him, then how much more will those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

18 Therefore just as through the trespass of one man came condemnation for all men, so through the righteous act of One came justification of life for all men. 19 For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One the many will be made righteous.

20 But the law entered, so that sin might increase, but where sin increased, grace abounded much more, 21 so that just as sin reigned in death, grace might reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.