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Compass Bible Church

May 12

Pastor PJ & Pastor Rod's Daily Bible Podcast

DBR Audio

Psalms 65-67, 69-70

O God of Our Salvation

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

65:1 Praise is due to you, [1] O God, in Zion,
 and to you shall vows be performed.
O you who hear prayer,
 to you shall all flesh come.
When iniquities prevail against me,
 you atone for our transgressions.
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
 to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
 the holiness of your temple!

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
 O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
 and of the farthest seas;
the one who by his strength established the mountains,
 being girded with might;
who stills the roaring of the seas,
 the roaring of their waves,
 the tumult of the peoples,
so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.
You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.

You visit the earth and water it; [2]
 you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
 you provide their grain,
 for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
 settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
 and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
 your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
 the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
 the valleys deck themselves with grain,
 they shout and sing together for joy.

How Awesome Are Your Deeds

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.

66:1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
 sing the glory of his name;
 give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
 So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
 and sings praises to you;
 they sing praises to your name.” Selah

Come and see what God has done:
 he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
He turned the sea into dry land;
 they passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him,
 who rules by his might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
 let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

Bless our God, O peoples;
 let the sound of his praise be heard,
who has kept our soul among the living
 and has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have tested us;
 you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into the net;
 you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12 you let men ride over our heads;
 we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.

13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
 I will perform my vows to you,
14 that which my lips uttered
 and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
 with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah

16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
 and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth,
 and high praise was on [3] my tongue. [4]
18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
 the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly God has listened;
 he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God,
 because he has not rejected my prayer
 or removed his steadfast love from me!

Make Your Face Shine upon Us

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

67:1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
 and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
 your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
 let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
 for you judge the peoples with equity
 and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
 let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;
 God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
 let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Save Me, O God

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David.

69:1 Save me, O God!
 For the waters have come up to my neck. [8]
I sink in deep mire,
 where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters,
 and the flood sweeps over me.
I am weary with my crying out;
 my throat is parched.
My eyes grow dim
 with waiting for my God.

More in number than the hairs of my head
 are those who hate me without cause;
mighty are those who would destroy me,
 those who attack me with lies.
What I did not steal
 must I now restore?
O God, you know my folly;
 the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me,
 O Lord God of hosts;
let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
 O God of Israel.
For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach,
 that dishonor has covered my face.
I have become a stranger to my brothers,
 an alien to my mother’s sons.

For zeal for your house has consumed me,
 and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
10 When I wept and humbled [9] my soul with fasting,
 it became my reproach.
11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,
 I became a byword to them.
12 I am the talk of those who sit in the gate,
 and the drunkards make songs about me.

13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
 At an acceptable time, O God,
 in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
14 Deliver me
 from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
 and from the deep waters.
15 Let not the flood sweep over me,
 or the deep swallow me up,
 or the pit close its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
 according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
17 Hide not your face from your servant;
 for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
18 Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
 ransom me because of my enemies!

19 You know my reproach,
 and my shame and my dishonor;
 my foes are all known to you.
20 Reproaches have broken my heart,
 so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
 and for comforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me poison for food,
 and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.

22 Let their own table before them become a snare;
 and when they are at peace, let it become a trap. [10]
23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
 and make their loins tremble continually.
24 Pour out your indignation upon them,
 and let your burning anger overtake them.
25 May their camp be a desolation;
 let no one dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom you have struck down,
 and they recount the pain of those you have wounded.
27 Add to them punishment upon punishment;
 may they have no acquittal from you. [11]
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living;
 let them not be enrolled among the righteous.

29 But I am afflicted and in pain;
 let your salvation, O God, set me on high!

30 I will praise the name of God with a song;
 I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox
 or a bull with horns and hoofs.
32 When the humble see it they will be glad;
 you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
33 For the Lord hears the needy
 and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
 the seas and everything that moves in them.
35 For God will save Zion
 and build up the cities of Judah,
and people shall dwell there and possess it;
 36 the offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
 and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

O Lord, Do Not Delay

To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering.

70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
 O Lord, make haste to help me!
Let them be put to shame and confusion
 who seek my life!
Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
 who delight in my hurt!
Let them turn back because of their shame
 who say, “Aha, Aha!”

May all who seek you
 rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
 say evermore, “God is great!”
But I am poor and needy;
 hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
 O Lord, do not delay!